I am a new rider. Have only been riding since the end of August and still on my Ls (I know! I am the world's worst procrastinator!). I ride a 200cc Aprilia Sportcity scooter and absolutely love riding. Wish I had started 40 years earlier. I ride everyday and in all weathers and have clocked up about 8,000 kms so far. Today I had a really crap ride back from Oakleigh to Footscray, down the Monash. Nothing particularly bad happened, the cagers were not especially more stupid than normal, but for some reason everything just felt out of whack. I just didn't feel in sync with myself or the bike and I didn't like that feeling. I slapped myself around the head a couple of times and made sure I was extra alert as I figured that this could well be the sort of time where I might come unstuck. As it happens, I didn't and made it home with no problems, but was just wondering if more experienced riders ever feel like this. Are there times when it just doesn't gel? And if so, how do you cope with it? Usually I feel really at one with the bike; even on days when there are endless idiots to cope with, I still have a great ride. Maybe it's just me???? Anyway, I shall be out there tomorrow and intend to have a great ride to make up for today.