A friend offered to ride my bike out to some place where I can practice for my Ls. It was a nice gesture and all but I said no thanks and that I'd rather just wait till I get my Ls....to which she replied I may not get my Ls....pfft...pessimist :roll: :grin: Why did I say no? For starters...I don't trust her with my bike, reasons being: She has her licence but hasn't ridden for quite a few years. She's the type of person where if you buy a pair of brand new white sneakers she'll stand on them to 'christen' them. I have images of her dropping my bike and picking it up and saying 'ah well...it was gonna happen anyway...blah blah'. Secondly, I'd like to be the first person to actually ride my bike. Might seem silly but to me it's not. My first ride on it will be its first ride too. *shrugs* I like the thought of that. Thirdly, I've decided I don't want to take my bike out on the roads - even if it is in some quiet location - until I have a bit more knowledge on what I'm doing. The guys at DECA are going to teach me what I need to know...I consider myself a good learner...and I'm determined... . For the moment I'm cool with doing my 'driveway runs'. Why take unnecessary risks? It's only another week and a half away. And fourthly....I'd be just a little jealous seeing someone else ride it before me. I think she was offended... Oh well...she'll just have to get her own.