After a shitful few weeks, with (amongst other things) no riding (causing me to have to postpone my MOST test), had a great ride today. Nothing epic, but the weather was gorgeous, the roads quiet. Lismore to Kyogle, and hour or so north of that, back for coffee and cake in Kyogle (lots of riders there today), then returning on some back roads to Lismore. I'm still pretty slow, and kept to my 90km/h Learner license limit for about half the trip, so was passed by lots of other riders. Several gave me a friendly wave, and one fellow turned his head as he passed with a big grin and thumbs up. Arrived home in far better spirits than when I left (and with a couple of hundred k's more experience). The ride was great, and the good-cheer vibe from other riders capped it off. Be nice to us L platers, even when we're slow! It can count.