Hi, last weekend I bought my first bike, a '99 Honda VTR250. I share a car with my dad and I've been driving a lot for work recently, and maintenance/petrol was getting way too costly. I'd always wanted to get a bike but hadn't been allowed when I was younger. I've been driving for 5 years now without any accidents or tickets and so convinced dad that I would be much better prepared for riding. I went and did the pre-Ls course about a month ago and then after saving a bit more cash (read: staying at home all the time instead of spending money), I started looking for a bike. After looking at a few VTRs and GS500s I found one I liked at a good price, and so bought it. One of my mates who has been riding for a few years now came with me to pick it up last Wednesday after work so I wouldn't have to negotiate busy Sydney traffic the first time riding on the road. He also lent me his summer jacket and I already had got a helmet and some full length gloves. I spent thursday riding around the quiet streets near my place, and to the petrol station. On friday during the middle of the day, I rode out to Parramatta to get a proper motorcycle jacket. That was my longest trip so far but this week I will start doing my commute on the bike if it's not raining. At the moment I have just been wearing steel-toe boots and normal jeans, but will get some proper ones this week. Anyway, I've lurked on this forum a bit before so figured I'd join. At the moment I just have a couple questions relating to gear: for work I often need to wear plain black trousers. I was wondering if there was anything similar to kevlar jeans that look like normal pants but have protection in them? Could anyone recommend some boots that are suitable for walking/standing around in all day as well as riding with, or is that impossible?