Im turning 16 soon (February) and am planning on taking the Msc in the summer with my dad. I have read a lot of forums saying that 16 year olds should not get bikes due to their lack of knowledge of the rules of the road. I understand this completely. I am thinking about getting a bike next year (250cc and would only ride it on the empty back roads with my dad) and I have heard horror stories of people only going 10-25 mph and crashing resulting in injuries. I was just wondering if any of you have your own rookie mistake horrors that happend to you. I have a good year before even thinking about buying a bike and want to be completely prepared before I do.