So having shot off from the lip as usual about learning new things or not as the case may be, I thought to ask what you really did learn, or not, from your most recent ride. I have issues with my eyes (no I don't look like Marty Feldman!) and hate driving at night and consequently also dislike riding at night. Anyway I went out with my besties last week and rode because a) I couldn't drink my body weight in cocktails because of P plate and b) it was a chance to ride at night. Now the ride itself was nippy but okay but my multifocal glasses really gave me the screaming shits. Was like i was tripping or in the early phase of a migraine. So tonight when I went out with work colleagues I decided to ride but only wore my distance glasses. Wow what a frigging difference. Seriously. I think the multifocals bounce or vibrate around a bit and exacerbate the glare factor through the different optics of the lens whereas the single lens minimised that effect...maybe. But the difference was amazing. I quite enjoyed the ride in the dark for a change. Was peaceful. First lesson learnt. I pulled the girl out when I got home in readiness for tonight and there is a slight camber out if the garage. I put the stand down on the bike, turned around then like something graceful out of Swan Lake Wasabi tipped over onto the ground. Fcuk! Problem was she fell parallel and flush to the front end of the car so the side I needed to grab was pinned up to the car. For once I was really really glad I am built like a brick shithouse. I bendz knees grab the very front end and tipped her back up. All 180kg. Took me 2 seconds. I was pretty chuffed. Lesson learnt-remember that a lowered bike is unforgiving on a right camber but as I was not near the bike I don't count this as a dropped bike. She did it herself! Third lesson was I saw a L plater hooning along with...both of the side mirrors on their bike still folded in! Friggin idiot. That person should loose their license on the spot as far as I am concerned. Harsh but jeeze. They obviously don't observe the road at all if they haven't noticed that! I was conscious after seeing that, that more than ever others will notice how I perform out there as a rider and there is no big margin for stupidity like that. Never ever ride like a slacker! What did you other NR Noobies learn from your most recent ride?