Definately, I was planning on taking the MSF course ASAP along with a friend who also wants to start riding. In florida I just have to take that and then i dont need to test at the dmv, if i remember correctly. I need to buy gear too, don't worry, I'm going to get as much safety gear as I can.
note: I'm heading to the airport in about 30 min, flying back to Florida from Jakarta Indonesia, so needless to say, I wont be able to check the forums until I'm at the airports where they have computers for me to use. Later all.