Did my Q-Ride course today. They gave me an old air-cooled Kawasaki Zephyr Z550 with bent handlebars and a really bent shift lever. I passed with no trouble after bugger-all time - the examiner was very happy with the outcome and asked who had taught me to ride. I told him, "Rohan Barton - A-Grade Australian 250GP racer," and he agreed that that might have had something to do with it

Coffee with Elise that evening at Toscani's at Sunnybank. She seems to be having fun; lives to work and jump, and not necessarily in that order. One amusing incident for the night was when I had a go at a dopey couple who lit up inside the café, right underneath a No Smoking sign. They left.

It was good to catch up with Elise again.