Hi everyone, i just got my first bike last weekend (honda vtr250) she's a beauty and i can't wait for my next ride! I've some questions about parking a bike (i've done my best to search for this topic on the forums, but couldn't find anything. my apologies if it is a double up). basically, i understand for street parking, most riders recommend backing into the gutter on an angle. but i live in melbourne and i see 90% of bikes are parked on the footpaths. My question is, what is the best way to get up onto the footpath where you want to park? do you ride it to the nearest crossover/ramp and ease it alongside pedestrians into the spot? or do you put a bit of throttle in and go up the kerb? My gut tells me the crossovers are the way to go as i've seen a guy in vietnam ride his scooter into a concrete column trying to mount a kerb with poor throttle control.