Well, I have my license, from taking the safety course. Got good helmet, gloves, and picking up a jacket and pants tomorrow. I'll be getting some other gear and materials later on, including a passenger helmet. I'm wondering what would be the best size to get for different passengers, a large? Got any ideas. I don't plan on taking anyone on the back until I feel very secure with it, but I'm just wondering, I guess. And also, being a small girl with a bike that is a little less than 400 dry weight, though my seat is the right height for me, I am a little itchy about when I have to stop fast. I don't want the thing to fall on me when I may have that need in traffic. Does anyone have any good ideas for some practice that would help me prepare for that, before I take it in traffic on the open road. I remember all the exercises for my class, which will be good, but just wondering if anyone has any other ideas that might be beneficial. I plan on practicing some things quite a bit before I start putting myself out there in more dangerous environments. I'm just a safety girl. Heehee. Well, let me know...any ideas would be great. I have a friend that is willing to aid me, as well.