So, after reading a few comments from different people about buying your first bike and getting it home - I decided that I would ride mine home from the shop. Now, a little bit of background; my mother used to ride many years ago. Ok, background done. She offered to drive me out and follow me home. The day before, I was talking to her about it, I started thinking out loud planning the route I would use to get home. For the Victorians, I needed to get from Nepean Hwy in Brighton, back to Prahran. When mum heard me talking about going back towards Jasper Rd and finding ~60kph roads, she basically said HTFU - go the Nepean Hwy. Anyway, some unexpected wet weather riding along an 80kph hwy, some changes of route* (I just didn't have the balls to change across 4 lanes at 80k's in the wet), big unavoidable puddles (easily submerged my tyres to the rim), wet tram tracks and some shameful sitting in traffic - I finally made it home with I think only one stall and one false neutral. I also wondered why people kept beeping at me, until the third time I realised it was my thumb while I was searching for the indicator. And for the bit you've all been waiting for, I bought a very nice matte black '06 VTR250. I might add more pics later, but here's one for now. *I will add one important note for anyone who chooses to ride their first bike home - don't stress out about your route once you're riding. If you don't feel safe enough to make *that* turn, just keep riding and turn later. I just kept relaxed (as best I could haha), I knew I'd make it eventually - and it meant I didn't do anything potentially dangerous.