Hi folks. I recently revisited the idea of buying a bike because I saw one I fell in love with. It's an old 250 cruiser but that meant a/ I could afford it and b/my stumpy little legs were properly planted. (And, BTW, there are a thousand debates on NR about the relative worth of cruisers but why do so few people mention leg length? I guess, with a stack of experience you can be stopped and have the bike leant over until you're on the way again but it doesn't strike me as a great idea for learners.) So I bought it (yep, feel free to point and chant mid-life crisis!) and went and got my permit. Now I'm curious about people's opinions... I have a bunch of very experienced mates who are all looking forward to taking me out for "lessons" and, no disparagement to them, that's cool but I'd really rather some professional training first, primarily so I don't learn bad habits to start. Options here in Perth are not quite as wide-open as other capitals but I'm trying to decide on a whole day course or a bunch of 1 hour(?) lessons. RAC run a whole day course at their closed-track driver training centre or I can choose a bunch of on-road lessons. Thoughts? I'm old enough that I'm in no rush here, I would rather get it right from the get-go and I intend to use their bike (if I can find one my legs can manage) coz mine is in pieces while I fix a decade of neglect) but I'm torn about the choice. There is a stack on excellent information on this forum (oh, so much! shame the 'best riding tip' thread got ruined by that long debate but there is still so much goodness) so I thought I'd canvass opinions. So, whaddya reckon?