Always cool to read in words someone experiencing the period in their life when a motorcycle is a new freedom. As you go out and begin to find out about the world that exists off the asphalt make sure that you are prepared. I don't just mean with gear, tools, and back up items to get you out of a jam...but make sure you take a camera for pictures that you will have for a life time; a video camera if you are wanting to capture a trail ride that is breath taking; a notebook if you like writing as there is nothing better than capturing the feelings as you are in the moment and a friend or two. Nothing better than after a day of riding then sitting around eating and laughing about the things you just did.
When you do get a moment, post up some pictures of your bike as it would be cool to see what you have!
Life is the last thing you experience before you die...living is what you do every day to get you to that point...