So just got delivery of a brand new cbr250. Not wanting to go out into traffic I waited till past midnight, and took it out to Albert Park just across the road hoping to play around with it in the carpark. However I found the main straight section completely empty, and even the F1 barriers were starting to go up, so did laps of the grand prix track instead. Followed beginner 101 and 102 here, and absolutely loved it. To me the relaxed body and lean came easy, especially as it is the same techniques required for snowboarding. I did however find that as the night went on, my body position got more and more upright, it was more tiring then I imagined. Tried to go faster on the main straight but could only get up to about 60 and got too scared to go faster, even at 60 I felt as fast as a F1 car! Had such a blast that I forgot to go find a carpark and do my slow speed manoeuvres, that might have to wait for another night. I want to find some hilly areas and practice some hill starts, I think I'm quite confident of taking off on flats, but because I don't have my frame sliders yet, I'm a bit nervous of practising on the very steep apartment garage entrance ramp. Might head to the industrial area under the Westgate tonight and see what I can find there. Things I must work on: -staying in a crouched position -hugging the tank with my thighs more -feet positioning, my right foot is always accidently on the brake -slow speed stuff -rev matching All up a very fun first night, even though I probably should have started with slow manoeuvring in the carpark.