Hi guys and girls, been a while since I last posted. Sorry if this topic has been covered before sometime in the past, I did try to find it with a search, unsuccessfully. So basically I've been off the bike for close to 3 or 4 months since selling my vtr250 after getting my full license. When I had my vtr250 I used to ride more than I'd drive in the car even though it was initially a 'toy'. A ride would wake me up in the mornings and get the blood pumping before I got to uni; all day I was waiting to get back on my bike and ride home. Simply commuting made part of my day stand out. Recently I've been getting the urge to ride on sunny days, boring weeknights, and when stuck in traffic. So I went down to the dealer to have a look around and fell in love with a street triple r - Lucky I now have 12 points... Just looking at it made me want to misbehave... a lot (obviously at the correct moments) My question is has anyone had to put up with only having a bike and limited access to a car? Are there any things should I consider besides the financial side of it? Carrying gear around with you all the time? Wearing leather in 40degree heat... I'd be able to use my bros car for shopping and sometimes on rainy days, otherwise I guess I can take public transport. I travel a fairly short distance and financially the bike would turn out to be about as expensive as the car in terms of maintainance, insurance, rego and depreciation etc.