Given the great weather Melbourne has exerienced, I've seen lot's of new riders enjoying an afternoons ride. Now this has also lead me to see many new LAMS bikes parked with a center stand on soft ground! Riders, this will end in a bike taking a nap as the sidestand slowly digs in! Learn from those with experience... If you choose to leave your bike parked on it's sidestand in the grass/dirt take 10 seconds to widen the sidestands footprint. Anything from a stick, to a coaster. You can make a coke can into a great sidestand base. Simply crush it from the top. I've seen guys who make a base, and tie a string to it so they can pick it up after they get on the bike. Oh, and also on days in the 40 degree and above region, do the above even on asphalt, it will melt.