This afternoon I had a ride up the Old Pac with a mate. I have done a bit of suburb riding, rode up the F3 to do P's and back along the old road once. I feel like this was my first proper ride though. I started off a little slow and nervous but gradually built a bit of confidence (nothing silly). I started to get a bit more speed and I could feel that I was actually starting to lean the bike over. It felt AMAZING!!! I nearly had an off too. This massive goanna (I thought it was a branch) was just sitting on the side of the road and decided to run straight at me as I rode past. It was too sudden and late to swerve, I hit it and nearly lost the front end. Bit of a wobble, but saved it just before the corner. I learnt a few new things today too. * Toes on the pegs, not heels. When my peg scraped I nearly took my toes too... * Relax hands and arms. Don't grip bars too tight and keep arms down. Lightly push to counter steer. *Find a good line for cornering. Find something to look at up ahead that is in the direction I want to go and look right through the turn. * Smooth throttle. Don't roll on and off through corners, go in slow enough to just need a gradual roll on through the turn and power out. I had an absolute ball, learnt a heap and can't wait to get out there again!!