I know there is a mentoring thread yada yada, but i just want to make a special shoutout to Raven(John) who travelled all the way down to Phillip Island today to SOLELY mentor the group of riders i was with. He didn't ride, he made the very early morning and freezing journey down to help myself and others whom he didn't even know. His advice, even the smallest tips were the difference between me passing guys comfortably or sitting behind them like a ****in idiot. The point of this is to ensure that all the learners out there, buddy up with someone who KNOWS what they're doing, not just a mate, a bloke who knows how to ride. Without John's guidance over the past few months there is not one bit of doubt in my mind i would have had a serious accident. Some of the guys i was on the track with today were absolutely woeful. I'm no Casey Stoner but i know what line to take through a pretty easy corner like Siberia, some guys had no idea which highlighted to me that they didn't have the mentoring like i did. If you want to progress and build on your skills, use the guys who offer their time as it will not only speed up your transition to a good rider, it may also save your life.