i hope he doesnt go on this forum...... last weekend my 19 YO son was supposed to be picking up a ninja 300, and rode as a learner rider for the first time. a few days earlier he did day 1 of the course, and passed it..... i was waiting for a phone call, around lunchtime, telling me how hard/easy/fun/nerve wracking it was. i got a call at 2.00pm with a clearly distraught voice that he was not ready to go on the road. as a father i am releived in one way, that he is stalling, but also disppointed that he gave up. i told him to do day 2, and then wait 3 months or longer before he bought a mbike and went on the road. he was adamant that he is not ready. i didnt argue. i made sure that he wasnt cocky before he went to the course. i told him that i found it very difficult to do, and that it wasnt natural to me to learn a mbike. but then my wife went for it last year and breezed through it......he may have thought, 'if susan can do it, anyone can do it....' anyway until he decides to go for it again, i dont have to worry about him on the road.