Well it's gone bloody fast, that's all I can say! Thought I'd write a bit about how i've found my first 4 months. Mentality I really threw myself into it. It wasn't something I'd thought about for a long time - the idea of riding came to my mind about a month before I did my L's course. I knew how dangerous riding can be, particularly with 2 riders in my family (one now in a wheelchair). I knew this took a massive re-take of how I treat the roads. In the cage I was a nutcase, looking back. It provided me with a massive sense of security. Being on a bike required a whole mind-shift change. Learning to ride That L's course was awesome. I came away from the first day wanting more and more and more. That hasn't changed. To this day I always want to be on the road on the bike. Daily rider? I ride to and from work every day (about 30km in total). This keeps my roadcraft and traffic skills going and i'm improving and finding new ways to deal with situations. A situation that would have royally pissed me off in the cage is now avoided as part of 'everyday life' on the bike. I'm calm, collected and don't lose my cool. Le Road Rage Self explanatory. This incident really hit home just how exposed we are on bikes. It was a pretty nasty wake-up call, but a reality-check none the less. MOST - getting my P's So after some time off due to mechanical failure, I did my P's. Gunned it with full marks (thanks again, @Ozyoda and the Homebush crew!). A long day for little reward, but nice to get the yellow plates of doom off. Now? Every time I head out I'm aware of my limits. But every time I do ride I try and push them a little bit, improving my skills. Filtering in a tighter space, practicing emergency braking (when it's safe to do so), or getting my body out that little bit further on a corner and giving a little bit more throttle. So, thank you everyone. I love riding more and more every day. Here's a picture taken this past weekend, enjoying a road i've always loved (but 100x more on 2 wheels). And that, ladies and gents, is my new two-piece A* suit Ride Safe!