Hi everyone, firstly let me say this a great site. Lot's of good advice. And secondly, apologies for any redundant questions below... A little background, I have a Suzuki Intruder LC 250 and gear. I am a newly approved L rider and I request any advice/tips anyone has for newbies. I plan to ease into it as I am nervous as hell! My questions off the bat are; - recommendations for insurance (I checked out insuremyride and swann). Any recommendations other than these for newbies? - tips to get over the nerves. how best to get comfortable? - any mentors in the north-west sydney area? (I did check the forums btw) - any quiet areas I can get started ? - does anyone have any experience with eastern creek rider days? - As I require glasses to read at night, I am wondering if anyone can suggest a few makes/models (other than contacts) I can look at? Thanks again for any feedback. D.