After enjoying a great ride up the Old Pacific Highway to East Lake Macquarie (gf's mum's place), I had a bit of an embarrassing moment when I left. Her street is downhill and I parked the bike on the street, perpendicular to the curb (not diagonal) with the kickstand on the downhill side. Now I'm just getting used to my bike's weight and getting it upright (so I could get my right foot on the ground while my left foot kicked back the kickstand) proved tricky. My gf and her mum watched while I sheepishly pushed the bike from perpendicular to the curb to parallel. It was very precarious. How do you park your bike on a downhill street and, more importantly, how do you get going from that position?