Got my P's last week in woebegone Thomastown. It was strangely easy, though I'm happy that I missed the soon to be implemented cost hikes. An on-road test is probably a good idea. I've been out through King Lake, Healesville, Warrandyte... Lots of rides following experienced riders and enjoyed the hell out of it. This week I took the bike to Melton for a service (through the dealership) and by far the most terrifying thing I've experienced is coming back on the Calder highway. Bumpy surface, trucks and cars with no interest in the speed limit... It took some serious concentration. I was shocked at how bad the road was, and though I would happily have ridden much faste than the limit (80?) I don't want to lose my licence having just got the bloody thing. Tailgating was the norm, so I spent my time moving around lanes just to accomodate egos. Weird. Anyway, I love riding the bike, and have discovered something exhilarating that I don't need to explain or justify. It just is. Cheers, Cheekster.