A little background on my previous riding experience - the pre learners and that's it! I got my first bike this week (VTR250) and due to the rain was a little scared to take it out the first time i've been on public roads in the wet. Well this morning I decided f@%k it, rain had stopped for 30 minutes and radar look pretty clear. When leaving my street and turning right an old guy was bringing in his bin, he was staring at me the whole time, even after I gave him a nod! Not sure what was up with that? haha. Anyway i live in a suburban/borderline industrial area so the speed limit is 50/60 with wide speed bumps here and there. A few observations I made: I was worried about roundabouts for some reason, now though I'm not sure why. I'm guessing turning right/uturn on a small one might be a little harder. I caught myself doing way under the speed limit on some occasions, eg 40 in a 60 zone. Lucky there was no one around otherwise it might have caused some issues considering how impatient people are. Speed is just something I've gotta get used too I guess. Forgot about the blinker a few times, and I hit the horn a couple of times when i went to cancel it There aren't any real bends where I rode, so I'm thinking i should go somewhere to practice road position and corning properly and not just at single lane intersections. Finally, Oil was easier to spot than I thought. And now for my question, at night, can i use high beam as I would in a car, or is it just not that bright that i can always turn it on at night?