Spending so much time on the roads, car, pushbike, mbike, whenever i see an Lplate rider, i cant help but remember that first few days riding my first mbike. Learning a car was great at the time, 30 years ago, but a mbike is in another league. infinately better. no matter what you ride now, whether its a stonking hot 4 cyc jap 1000cc screamer, or a 2300cc 350kg cruiser, you all started as a Learner rider at some stage. when i watch Lplate riders now, i often wonder what they are thinking as they take off from the lights, with cars and trucks right behind them. the instructors words, hammering the 'dont stall at the lights' message. things you dont think of when driving a car. the first ride through the hills your first wet ride parking the mbike, for the first time at one of the mbike favoured bakeries nestled in a small county town. the feeling of the engine beating though the seat. my only regret is not being able to do this decades ago. my dad would never allow it.