It is my first bike, but my stepdad used to race and taught me how to ride when i was younger. And my dad works out in that area so if I'm ever out there, I'm definitely down to go ridingHey John, I'm in NC too. Triad area. We have some nice roads here in NC that provide tons of good riding. I have been riding about 8 years now. I have rode Busa, ZX6, and 750R. Got the 300R last week, it's a nice bike with a lot more pep than I anticipated.
If this is your first bike, I'd hold off on the mods for at least one full riding season. Don't wanna dump a bunch of money into it and then drop it a few times. That would be a waste.
If you're near the Triad, HMU sometime maybe we can burn a few gallons