Howdy All, Ive been lurking here for a month or two now soaking up all I can info wise, and as things get closer, the more I read the more worried I am about my plans. So let me outline the plan that made perfect sense when I was making the arrangements for things. Being from the Rocky area, there's not a lot of competition around, which means sky high prices for absolutely everything. I have a one way ticket to Brisbane at the end of the month where I will do my qride, get my license, go get my new bike, and ride it home. Now I obviously have very limited experience on a bike considering I'm not licensed yet. I'd love to buy a bike locally and ease myself into it, but the fact is, between the training and the price of the bike, we're talking four figure savings, so here's my question: What do you recommend I pay considerable attention to, and do you have some tips to keep a noob safe on such a long first ride. My first thoughts are: Get well out of Brisbane before peak hour. Peak hour freeways are no place to learn to ride No riding at night, If I get away late, I'll stop in Bundy (any excuse to stop by the distillery) Wear a high vis vest over my gear. It gives of an I'm a noob aura and helps me be seen. Take it easy and don't push myself. If I'm going too slow, overtake me. I won't be pressured to act a fool by impatient cagers. Can anyone recommend anything else or give me a few things to look out for? Thanks Heaps!