Hi all. After procrastinating for a long time, I decided enough is enough and I'm aiming to get my first bike this weekend (hopefully). I now have some holiday time up my sleeve to look for a second hand bike, get my licence and to learn how to ride. My main problem is that I live about 400 km from Adelaide and now will be the only window of opportunity I have to get up there, sit on few bikes and hopefully find one I like. If I don't then I'll just have to wait a quite a bit longer. I've got a few questions though and I'd appreciate any advice you might have: Have you ever bought a bike without taking it for a test ride or holding a licence? Can you recommend any mechanics\people in Adelaide who inspect bikes on the weekend? (I'll happily pay for their services) Am I being foolish and should I wait until I have my licence before buying my first bike? Any advice will be greatly appreciated and I hope you all have a safe and happy Xmas.