I'll soon be on a full license and thought it would be a good idea to share my experience as a learner rider, and get others to share their stories & tips. In my opinion the first 2 to 3 weeks riding are the most dangerous. Once your past that period life as a rider gets more enjoyable. My first 2 weeks: ------------------ After a few days of riding the quiet roads around my suburb I ventured out on the Pittwater Road. A little bit down the road I had a scary incident which involved me panicing as the cars up ahead stopped suddenly. I had loads of space buffered but I paniced and slammed on everything. My back wheel locked up at 60km/h and a 3-4m skid followed. I was lucky to stay on the bike. Lesson learned: Your left leg doesn't budge when you want to stop in a hurry. I had kicked the bike into 1st! My second incident was on exiting a roundabout where I ended up in the gutter between the road and the footpath. To be honest that was more embarrassing than dangerous as I was driving slowly. Lesson learned: Don't cut corners, especially on small/tight roundabouts. Even being in amongst the larger traffic (V8's, artic trucks, 4WDs etc...) was intimadating. In a cage you never really notice just how loud V8 engines can be. I'm not scare mongering, just saying please be extra careful in those first few weeks. Any other riders want to share their experiences of being a raw learner?