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    Hello,

    Yesterday I completed my pre Learners Course, got my Ls and picked up my new scooter, Honda Forza 300. She is beautiful but I am scared of her. Can anyone suggest where I can build up experience and confidence safely. I live Southside and Monaro Highway was not the place to start. But, hey I lived :)
     
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    You're not the only one with a scooter. Got my SYM 300i three weeks ago. Rural twisties are what has improved my riding the most.
     
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    Rural twisties?
     
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    Welcome to riding & the forum
    Carpark at the Gordon playground has the P test markings and the thrawa loop during the week is pretty quite & only takes 15-20 minutes

    Both are pretty good for building low/high speed confidence
     
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    and once you're comfortable with the loop, head south on Naas Rd and check out Honeysuckle Creek and Orralol Valley.
    DISCLAIMER I've only raced these roads on a bicycle or driven out to races; hence not specific before.
     
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    Thank you , I am keen to get experience. I scared myself this morning by a close miss with the side of my house
     
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    That is the best place for a close miss, at home, not on the road. Just practice, practice and more practice, is the only way.
     
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    Greetings! I'm a northsider so can't suggest locations, but I can say that the fear will definitely pass. I lost control of my bike and dropped her while turning out of my driveway on the very first day I had her (less than a week from completing pre-learners), I had butterflies in my stomach taking her out for weeks after but a few months (and lots of commuting) later I'm loving riding my little beast! Keep at it :)
     
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    Were you looking at the side of your house when you had the near miss?
     
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    ignore the poor, poor acting; lots of good advice.
     
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    Id say just ride everywhere...And anywhere...But if you can find a car park that's quiet in the day, then you can do turns and things. The open road feels safer and easy...At least I think so. I'm in Bruce...Roads around d here are quiet in the daytime...But too far for you. Experience will bring confidence. Most is natural...By the way...
     
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