They say you learn from your mistakes, well, in that case, I learnt a lot on the weekend. Firstly, I got up at 5am on Saturday in order to get to a local car park before it got busy. I wanted to practice starting and stopping (I'm always stalling). Anyway, that went fine until the early morning shoppers started to arrive so I thought it was time to depart. Rather than going directly home I thought I'd ride around the local streets, this was when my bike started to play up. I was getting revs but no power. I pulled over and reviewed that I was doing things okay and managed to get going again, however, when I went around a corner the bike cut out completely. I could start the bike, but every time I released the clutch, the bike cut out again. At a complete loss to explain what was going on I had to push the bike home (very embarrassing, and not to mention tough going). Still scratching my head it finally occurred to me to check the fuel. Doh!! Sure enough, I had run out of fuel. I refueled the bike and took it out for another run to just ensure all was working fine. Back home, I parked the bike on my driveway but had to move it so the lawns could be mowed. Rather than simply pushing it the two metres it had to move it I thought it would be safer to get on the bike and then push it forward (would be balanced better ... silly me ...). I sat on the bike and about a second later both myself and the bike were lying (somewhat uncomfortably) on the lawn. I don't really know what I did, but I suspect I put my right foot down flat (not a good move as I'm short and putting my foot flat will guarantee the bike to lean) and perhaps when I straightened the bike from the left I went a bit far to the right. Anyway, I learnt two valuable lessons: 1. Bike needs fuel (and I've learnt the signs of low fuel) 2. Always get on and off bike as if it is owned by someone else (and perhaps in a showroom!). Oh ... as for the dropping incident, the bike came off better than me.