I've been riding for about 7 weeks now and I'm feeling great about how much progress I have made. So far, all of my rides have been with my husband - except for one of them. With the nicer weather on our doorstep, I thought I'd like to ride into work, I want to give it a go. I would have to travel along the western highway, into Scumshine (Sunshine). No big deal, I have dealt with similar traffic conditions. Hubby even said he would ride in with me for my 1st trip if I needed his support. So, I post something on facebook saying "Do I ride the bike into work?". All I got was a pile of people saying things like "OMG, please be careful, it's so dangerous etc" You get the vibe of the replies right? I replied saying that if I thought like that I'd never get on my bike! To tell you the truth, I was more concerned about bring my bike into 'da hood', being Scumshine. I felt so unsupported after that. I showed husband and he said don't bother posting that stuff on facebook anymore. Just share your excitement with your forum friends. So, I will. At least you guys 'get it'. Never did the ride the bike into work either.