I'm from Australia, currently living in Japan.
I joined the forum mainly because I just brought a bike which is old and I can't work out how to take the back, flat tyre off. I'll post a question in another thread.
But I also think I might stick around because the forum looks like it is full of helpful advise. I rode a little in Australia but never even learnt how to patch a puncture because I always had someone around to do it for me. Now however I am on my own so I better get learning.