Hi there guys, Just joined up on the forums today and had a few questions on riding. Im getting my first bike delivered tomorrow, (ninja 300) didnt feel comforable riding it from paramatta to maroubra as my only experience riding a manual was at the Ls training hah. Ive been reading up and watching a lot of videos on biking. Dad has an electric scooter ive been practicing on as well (it struggles to reach 60ks and get up even small hills). Ive just started to learn about countersteering (didnt believe it worked until i tried it). My main questions were; Is it always best to use countersteering or is it only good at times? How do you go around round abouts? Mainly very small ones. Currently i need to go very slowly on the scooter and sometimes worry that ill tip the bike. Are there any big open empty areas around sydney to practice? (I see so many videos on youtubes with people in america in giant abandoned parking lots) How do you perform a hill start on a manual? (Ill be parking the bike in my garage which has about a 30degree incline up the driveway) Are there any specific things I should do on my first ride? (Plan on practicing gear shifting and getting accustomed to the bike just outside house before riding off) Also if theres any other niggets of wisdom you guys want to throw my way I would be much appreciative!