Hi, Newbie to Netrider posting but know some of you already Going for my learners finally - doing 3 staged course at Motorcycle motion, who I must say are fantastic. Started out on a Virago...yippee...since I am only 4" 9' or so But I am pretty nervous. Proved I could ride it but due to nerves moved over to a Scooter. Should be easier right??? Wrong!! I am still scared...couldnt ride passed 20km...too nervous. Next Wed 24th I am booked in for a private 2 hour lesson and then Monday 29th is my final stage of the course and my test. Can anyone suggest anything to help me out? I bought rescue-remedy - lol to calm my nerves. Not sure if its a mixture of excitment or just being plain scared of speed. In April came off as a pillon on Reefton Spur, that could be the cause? but we weren't going fast, I think I was just getting tired...going downhill and I may have tipped the bike - or prevented it cornering Don't have a bike, wont get one for a while yet, especially if I'm not confident enough to ride after my test...lol if I pass that is. Does anyone know of a bike that's suitable also, thats not a scooter? CB too high, even a lowered one, VTR same, Virago was almost perfect but the spark plug digs into my leg...got a big fat bruise after 1 hour lesson Some of you might say I maybe should not ride, but I am not silly enough to ride on the road till I'm confident. Just need some tips or confidence cheers, :?