Hi all, first off ill say i have yet to jump onto a bike and go for a ride/learn how to ride. However to get a basic premise of skills required to ride i have read the tutorials at the top of this page and i have also watched Twist of the wrist about 5 times so far. i do understand watching is not learning and i will need to practice on my bike. i do have a couple of questions i would like clarified before i go for that first ride. 1) Counter steering, i understand the premise with the "push left go left" mindset and i understand it causes the bike to drop into the corner. However once the bike has leant in do you maintain that counter steering pressure for the duration of the turn until you are ready to right the bike? or do you allow the wheel to come back more or less in line? 2) Rear brake, I have read that its almost useless over about 20kmph except in emergency braking/dragging the brake in a corner (for the more experienced riders clearly) so does this mean the rear brake is mostly used in conjunction with the clutch to simply maintain very low speeds during low speed manuvering? 3) the rides around Mt glorious/nebo/mee are they very difficult for a learner being escorted by 2-3 experienced friends not flogging their bikes? 4) Any tips on keeping the arms loose? in saying iam yet to jump on a bike and learn i have ridden a few trail bikes and one thing i have noticed is that iam very stiff through the arms and iam worried that will translate over to the road. thank you all for your time it is much appreciated.