Hello again. I am new to riding and have posted here before and received wonderful advise. I had asked about when to start riding as I am new to this and got some great answers, so I thought I would update you as I have now taken the bike out of storage and spent about 3 hours practicing on it. I have tried to do figure 8's, they are a little difficult, but I am getting there. I am really enjoying myself. I was able to take it for a ride and had a great feeling when I was able to take a sweeping corner without any challenges. This is a wonderful way to travel. Any advise of any kind you have for me, I will gladly accept. I am having a challenge with the figure 8's when I am going to my right. The left seems to be ok, but the right is a little difficult. Also, what is everyone's opinion on leather jackets in the middle of the summer. Are you able to remain cool or are they too heavy. Thanks again for the wonderful advise, I look forward to hearing more from everyone.