I visited a major Motorcycle Salvage Yard this weekend. When I first entered the yard there was a $25,000.00 Kawasaki Rune setting there...then things only got worse. AS I walked by some of the bikes in the yard I had to stop and gather myself. I have witnessed death numerous times, and this was a true graveyard. I couldn't help to wonder how many people had died, were physically or mentally maimed, or how many of these people were back on the road after such tragic and traumatic events in their lives. I think motorcycles are wonderful. I have ridden for the most part of 30 years. I have lost a couple friends and relatives...It'll never happen to me...perhaps. I think that if you are looking at motorcycles as a hobby or just something exciting to do, you should visit a motorcycle salvage yard. If ou are not ready to do this then you are not ready to ride a motorcycle. IF you can handle the salvage yard, then you are probably ready to handle a real motorcycle. What size is right for me? we gget that question all the time on teh FORUM. I also saw lots of 600 class bikes...and I saw over a dozen NINJA 250R's, and 8 or 9 500R's just in Kawasaki bikes alone. If you think htat you are ready fine, but look around first and ask yourself...after you have witnessed the destruction of the motorcycles. When I returned to my van, I sat there for maybe 5 minutes collecting myself. What a tragedy, and waste of man and machine...AM I ready...I am ready to visit the yard again...this time I will be ready.