Well, here I am sitting at work on the last Friday before I go for my P Plates. This last few months has been amazing, but also incredibly frustrating and has made me think an awful lot about life. I have already learned SO much about riding, about care and maintenance of my bike, but also about the spirit of community that exists here on NetRider. I have had those inevitable moments of "Oh fcuk!" when I thought I may have over cooked a corner. But I learned from listening and reading everyones comments and watching a few video's ( Twist of the Wrist was excellent ) that my bike is certainly more capable than what I was at the time. I learned to not fix my sight on a potential issue, and to see my way around a problem. I learned to push the bars just that little bit harder to clean up the cornering lines. I learned how to ( and when to ) adjust my chain. I learned to analyse what went right, what went wrong, and why I did certain things. I have taken the attitude that I am primarily involved in the decisions that affect my safety on the road, so I try to position myself accordingly. I have felt the frustration of breaking down - a couple of times I ran out of fuel, other times it was just my own mistake ( a kill switch? go figure ) You guys have been amazing on here, a few have reached out and said G'day outside the forums, I may not have said much on the forums etc but I have read a shit load, and love the passions that we share, the way people are able to offer good contructive advice, knowledge and skills. Now heres hoping the P Plate and vest go away this weekend!