First post on the forum and in this subforum in 2014! I'm a new rider. Taking my M2 next month and buying a bike promptly after that. Looking at the XT225 right now - matches my budget nicely. My real question is: Where do I ride near Guelph? I'm not keen on taking it on high traffic roads since I am a beginner. Would be great to meet up with people in the area and take some trails or country roads outside the city. I'm planning to get a trailer or motorcycle rack in the future, but will probably rely on just darting around for this summer.