HI all, This week has been my first real week of riding with my own bike on the roads with my RE license. I have been practicing at night (bloody cold mind you) just to get some seat time and put into place some skills and to just practise, learn, practise, learn, learn etc etc I have a couple of questions that I would assist me in my learning journey. No doubt that there will be more to come, so I've started a thread here. - 1st gear. Obviously 1st gear is used for taking off. But when slowing down to a roundabout, intersection, give way sign etc, is it best practice to gear down to 1st gear, even if you are not coming to a complete stop? Is it best to gear to 1st in anticipiation to come to a complete stop? Or slow down in 2nd, then if a complete stop is not required keep moving and apply throtle in 2nd? I suppose the same question is for those stops where you must come to a complete standstill, ie red lights and stop signs. Down to 1st then stop, or stop in 2nd click to 1st ready for take off? I'm just trying to get a smooth routine happening here and am struggling with the smoothness. I'm sure that there are more to come, so thanks in advance with your patience and responses.