Welcome to the site. I actually havent visited here in quite some time (shame on me). I posted a little bit when I was first learning to ride a little more than a year ago.
Since then I sold the '03 250 I learned on, and bought an '09 250. Loving it. Thinking next year I might teach my lady to ride the 250 and get a 600.
At any rate, I'm from San Diego too. It seems sometimes like the only motorcyclists that have internet access are all in LA. Good to see that's not true.
Better lives have been lived in the margins, locked in the prisons and lost on the gallows than have ever been enshrined in palaces.