I did not think to suggest that Mark! Doc there is a whole lotta folks up your way. A great thing about our crazy lil bunch of folks (and your now one of em) is they really enjoy helping out fellow MBers.
Can look up by http://motorbicycling.com/f18/search...tml#post172197
I can't suggest this strongly enough. Try and hit some local rides. Great, great learning experience. Will answer questions like you wouldn't believe.