|Look at all the pretty Honda 150's all lined up waiting for eager students.|
I rocked my motorcycle class! It was awesome!! I learned new skills and am stopping & landing on the correct foot. I am so blissfully happy and very tired right now. My instructor told me I have good technique and riding posture and even relaxed. It was an awesome day!!! So looking forward to tomorrow morning. My classmates all did well and the instructors are great!
The little Honda's are a nice bike to learn on. They sure do take punishment though, all of us newb's ripping around the parking lot in 1st gear. Some of them had heinous battle scars too. There were 10 of us in my class and we were all very encouraging to each other in times of stress and utter newb awesomeness. (six of us were women) I had to laugh when the instructor wanted us to do Rock'n'Roll the bike, rocking the bike back with our heels touching and then roll forward onto the foot. I couldn't do this because I was too short - lol, so I engaged the clutch and moved it forward. There is a great sense of accomplishment going through the course and making the 90 turns, u-turn and slaloming the bike without touching your foot down. At first I had a little panic when going through the cone turn, but then I got a grip and thought "Well hell, I make turns like this every day, this is just through cones." After that I was good. I never realized that a traffic cone could hold power over a human, but apparently they do to a new motorcyclist.
I am still grinning from ear to ear!
|Before you learn how to ride, you have to learn to push your bike around.|
|We pushed each other around the lot twice, to get balancing down.|
|Shortly after this we were riding around cones.|