I've gotta hand to you guys and gals who make motorcycling look so easy!! I've only had my L's for about a month, and I now admit that it's much harder than it looks. I've been a pillion on my hubby's bike many times over the years, have had my car licence for, well, quite a while.. and have even ridden bikes off-road a little, but I never really expected riding on the road for myself would be as physically demanding as it is. Do other new riders find this, or is it just me?? Of course, I've been blaming the vacuum cleaner for the sore back i've had since I started riding. (Surely it couldn't be the bike.. ) I also didn't realize how intimidating the traffic would be. I hate having cars behind me, especially females in cars who seem oblivious to the fact that they might be making someone feel uncomfortable. They seem to be the worst, because most male drivers seem to back off a bit and respect my L plate. Maybe I'm imagining it..? Anyway, apart from all of that, I'm having great fun learning, and manage to learn something new each time I go out, so it's all good.