Having had my bike for a few months now it’s become pretty clear to me that city riding is average, long roads/rides are ok but corners and acceleration are great So have my riding preferences have been shaped by the bike I ride or did I buy that bike because I accurately assessed what my preferences would be? For example I have a friend who rides a scooter (just for fun, not work) and her idea of a nice is what I’d classify as not so great city riding (plus if I do her sort of riding too much my bike runs like s*#t), but then again I’m pretty sure her 1970’s Vespa doesn’t win any acceleration or cornering prizes . I know someone else who learnt to ride on a shadow and funnily enough prefers long rides without excessive cornering. But then again the Shadow’s pegs touch the ground on relatively tame corners. So did each of us buy the bike that suited what we knew would be our riding preferences or did our learner bikes shape our riding preferences in the first place? :?