Itâ€™s now been 10 months since I first got on a motorcycle and whilst riding back from Dwelligup today, feeling far more comfortable than I did 5 months ago I started to think about how far I have come. So I thought it would be nice to do a little â€“ checklist to celebrate all those things that Iâ€™ve overcome. Here is my list. 1. Put gloves on before putting on the rest of the gear. 2. Forget to put glasses on/off before putting on or removing helmet. 3. Braking before every bend. 4. Forgetting indicator after almost every turn. 5. Forgetting to put up side stand before taking off. 6. Parking down hill where there is no way forward on gravel. 7. Taking off with visor up and being too scared to lift hand up to close it. 8. Watching the road only as far as 3 metres ahead searching for gravel, oil, kerbs, debris, road kill or potholes. 9. Not being able to look left and right while moving without getting the wobbles. 10. Stopping at least 2 metres too soon at crossroads and lights. 11. Watching the kerb when going around bends, as if it were going to move out and grab tyre. 12. Trying a quick take off but forgetting to take foot off rear brake. 13. Smoking up and sliding in to a screaming stop when lights turn amber. 14. Riding rear brakes until they were glazed over. 15. Grabbing the front brake while on a full turn. 16. Forgetting which gear you are in (causing your bike to shudder and squeal) Number 6 I did today and embarrassedly needed to be pulled out backwards by some helpers. Would love to hear others lists.