Heres one for other newbie older riders: Only been on the bike for a month, cant seem to help it but when I get where I'm going on my bike I start looking for a "car" park!! The number of times I 'squeeze' into a car park some distance from where I want, stop the bike, take off helmet and gloves only to realise that there are all this great bike-parking spots right outside where I want to go (you know the ones erroneously named 'footpath'). I feel a bit silly parking a bike in a car space (and yes I know I might look it too!) but I couldn't be buggered kitting up just to move from one legal spot to another. And funnily enough I worry more for my bike when its in a marked car-spot than when on the footpath. :roll: 30 years of driving cars has certainly made its mark on me. How long did it take for this 'car' parking habit to break? - if ever?