OK, well... this has me really worried. I've done about 1500km on my little 125, and have been driving cars for 5 years (manual). So I know what the deal is... but I'm really worried about coming to a stop on a hill either facing up or down - usually at traffic lights. I'm not the tallest person in the world and I'm guessing that any angle of road more than 5-10 degrees from horizontal would mean my stumpy legs would be barely touching the ground to keep the bike from rolling, let alone the fairly poor grip my boots would give me. What is the best technique to handle this - especially in traffic? I've seen a guy who I was looking at to buy his bike drop his bike in his own steep driveway and I'm pretty freaked the same could happen to me pretty easily Ride the clutch? Steer perpendicular (at least a bit) to the slope? Lean into the slope and only foot down on one side? Also downhill would probably be harder to come to a stop for me as my weight is mostly forward on the bike already I think, and not reverse drive to help me at all... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Also as a side note, what about parking on hills? I'd like to park leaning into the uphill slope, but then the bike is almost vertical (easy to tip?) and then the opposite is like majorly leaning over... too much stress on the stand??