Heya guys, I'm a super mega ultra green noob ... I picked up a '98 Across about a month ago and have so far managed to drop it four times. It's starting to get embarrassing and a little discouraging. Anyone else in the multiple noob drop club? The first time was the very first time I sat on it, started it and rolled it forward two feet. I underestimated its weight and went over sideways with it on the driveway in front of my parents and both sets of neighbours. Second time, my first 'hill start' ... it was a 3 degree sloped portion of the driveway, I rolled back when I didnt give it enough gas and dropped it with me clinging on like a monkey on its mothers back. Couldn't pick it up on my own and had to get my mum to help me. Third time, practising figure eights in the back paddock. Locked the front wheel turning to tight, whacked the front brake on hard in a panic and clean forgot about the back brake and dropped it. This time scratched its brand new paint and snapped the indicator off. Again too heavy to lift on my own and so had to skulk back to mum and get her to help me lift it. At that point she suggests training wheels or a postie bike. Today, again in the paddock... It's not an ideal riding surface but I'm barely going over 10k's and the grass is clipped short and its dry. I somehow manage to lock the front up again doing a tight turn and down it went again. Bent the other indicator and snapped my clutch lever off at the base of the handle. I rage at my noobishness, wonder if I'm the only dumb bike riding noob in the world, get frustrated and amuse myself by watching fellow noobs do even stupider things on youtube. I love riding when its going well but when its not, its hoooorrible. I've booked in for a solid two hour lesson this week and next with an instructor so I hopefully they'll be able to straighten out my riding issues a bit or suggest I stick to the car.