So I book the mandatory learn to ride course through the RTA, turn up at the appropriate time, register, etc etc. Got through all the basics fine. Had a little trouble controlling the bike around corners and I was a little heavy on the throttle, so they ask me to leave. Fair enough. I don't have enough experience to learn how to become a learner. Does anyone else see the problem here? The advice I got was to get lessons. I did some research and found out that I cant get LESSONS until I get my LICENCE. I can't get my LICENCE until I get LESSONS. I thought about this a lot, and spoke to my bike mentor, and my only option to learn to ride is to teach myself. So I will. I went to an auction yesterday and bought an ex-postie bike (Honda c110). So now, instead of getting proper teaching and instruction, I have to ride around the back streets of my suburb at night on an unregistered, uninsured bike with no licence. Learn to Ride my f***ing arse. -M.