Hi. I have only had my bike a few weeks, and i usually just go to work and back, but lately ive been going down the video store (about 15 mins away) and there is like a line of shops there (i guess Americans would call it a "strip mall") and i have a few questions. For all you west melbournians I'm taking about the video busters store near aircraft station. 1. Do you always park on the footpath (Victoria, you can do this)? or do you sometimes park in bays? I wasn't confident riding up the gutter to park on the footpath (which is fairly skinny) today, however the other week when there were no bays i went up the pedestrian ramp thing and parked on the footpath. I thought to myself (alright! a perk!) I parked in the bay today, but i parked right near the back so that cars coming will see the back of my bike and not just throw their cars into the spot. 2. What do you do with your helmet? I know that you can put your gloves in your little "boot" but what about helmet? Ive heard of some that somehow attach it to the pillion footrest? Because ive just been going to the video store I've been using it as a carry basket Cheers!