Hi All, So I picked up my first bike over the weekend (after getting my L's on Saturday) and am loving riding already! Having said that, I had planned to ride the bike home after picking it up (Beaumaris to Pakenham) but after a short 15 mins and of fumbling through the gear changes, three false starts and a P plate driver pulling out of a parallel car park to do a U-turn as if I didn't exist, I made the call to get a trailer and kick off our bonding at home in more familiar ground. Happy to say that now i've had a couple of rides I'm feeling very comfortable with the bike and we seem to be getting along well (although getting air in the tyres was a challenge!). Finding traffic a bit daunting still (if i'm honest). Been driving for 13 years but the bike brings back those newbie gitters I remember having when I first got behind a wheel. I'm confident that will ease somewhat after a couple more rides and will soon be on my first commute! In the meantime, I would love to hear from some members about their first rides!