Hey guys joined up not that long ago and u may have seen a few posts. Anyways my story is as follow. Bout 3 months ago I got my learners for a bike. Had bout 10k stashed aside to get my gear and a bike so I was stoked to say the least. Went out n got some Takamii jeans, shoi helmet, alpine leather jacket , alpine gloves and some riding boots. Got both wet weather and dry gear cause the atgatt threads really got me thinking. After getting all this gear I was left with about 8k left. Was ready to get a bike when fate kicked me in the nuts with a few medical issues with the wifey. Cut a long story short 3 months later the 8k has dwindled to a few hundred. My gear is picking up dust and I haven't touched a bike since learners course. Wifey is all good now so hopefully no more med bills I am expecting to save up cash and have a bike in the next 3 months or so but that will leave me with only really 6 months to sorta teach myself to ride all over again before I contemplate the p's. My question is should I start looking around at riding schools that hire bikes and do a few courses so at least I can get more exposure , do sone riding before i get my bike and be better ready for the p's test. Or should not be concerned about having to sit the l's again and just go with the flow and see what happens. By doing a couple of these courses like hart or stay upright I will be digging into the savings for the bike which will delay owning one a bit longer but at least I will build up my skills in the mean time. Where as the other option to go with the flow will likely lead to me being on l's and on lams bikes longer. Any thoughts or advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. P.s finance is not optional at the moment and won't be for at least 6 months as I am already paying off 2 car loans ( final years on both with 5 months and 7 months owing respectively).