Good morning all, Well the learning curve was SIGNIFICANTLY steeper than I anticipated. Despite - a) EVERYONE tell me how easy it is (if you can ride a pushbike you can ride a motorbike) b) having ridden a pushbike (albeit MANY moons ago) c) having what I consider good balance and motor skills for a fat 49 year old d) having driven manual cars and semis (with 18 speed crash boxes) for over 30 years I still managed to flunk out on my Ridersafe A course Issues - a) low speed cornering - put my foot down maybe 3 times b) managing the friction point (when slipping the clutch has always been a bad thing) c) 99.99% lack of previous experience d) everything happening VERY quickly over 3.5 hours Other issues! a) self doubt storming in - questioning do I want to continue b) really having a LOT of conflicting thoughts re above atm c) 25km/h in second and felt vulnerable - is this normal?? d) having a sexy bike I can't be with e) having NFI how to upload a pic..... So yeah...... feeling tired/confused/+everything else All thoughts/advice/input/cake appreciated, A more frustrated than usual Jamie. PS Just noticed the file adding button...FML!!