OK so next weekend I'm checked in for Q-Ride hopefully to get my open licence (although it may take more than 1 day) - so it could be another week away... In the meantime I have growing anticipation and am chomping at the bit to start riding. I'm likely to finish getting my gear this weekend and then will be on the hunt for a bike. There are a few possible bikes currently advertised that I'd be keen to look at, but dont really want to get hold of bike if all I can do is watch it sitting in our carport for a few weeks! So theres 2 questions: 1) Is it LEGAL for me to ride around on my own with L's just to get the hang of riding, gearchanging, braking etc etc going up and down our quiet, flat, straight, cul-de-sac road in Suburban Brissie avoiding all traffic and generally just annoying the neighbours... or am I only permitted to ride when 'supervised' by a licenced rider? (I should be able to look this up at qldtransport.com- but havent reached any satisfactory unambiguous statements yet) 2) If legal - Is it *sensible*? Or given that my Q-ride is only 10 days away should I just 'suck it up' and wait patiently? Should I wait for the improved safety that comes from that bit of training - or should I try and 'self-train' a bit so that I hopefully do better at my Q-Ride? Of course it may be all a moot point if I dont find a bike I'm prepared to buy, cant get the cash out of the bank or cant persuade the vendor to do me a favour and rider it to my home!! This is the only relevant sentance from Qld Transport: Does that mean someone has to be "teaching" you at all times? Or does it mean that *if* someone is teaching you, they must be an open licence holder.... Does anyone see this as ambiguous? :?