Hi my name's Eric. I'm a new rider, got my first bike at the end of August, it's a Vstar 650 Classic. Been riding as much as I can, to and from work, a few joy rides here and there. Just signed up for a BRC course I'll be attending in a few weeks.
Welcome to the forum from just a lot north east from you . Gotta love the 650 eh. Lots of spunk, handles great and gets you smiling just by looking at it. Taking the brc is a very good thing and you'll come out of it a better rider. Don't be shy to ask questions, seek advice and give us your CC info. We'll need that to help you out buying mods for this bad boy.
Welcome from Waldorf MD! That's a nice looking bike! I had an 09 650 Silverado and just recently got a 2012 950 Tourer. The 650s are excellent starter bikes. You'll enjoy it a lot! I'm with Corsair, the BRC will enhance your skill and make those joy rides more joyful!