|Good ole #20 a 250 Honda Rebel - this was my course bike, I was too short for the other ones :(|
This weekend was beyond words in description. I was a student in the Vancouver Island Safety Council Traffic Safety course. I found the course very comprehensive and it added to my knowledge base and skill set that I learned in the Novice course.
When I first started out my two wheel adventures 10 months ago, I never dreamed I would be riding a motorcycle. In looking back on my journey, there are some things I definitely would have done differently. I know they say hindsight is 20/20. I guess I was destined to do it, at first the hard way and lastly a better way. I am pretty one track minded at times, when I set my mind on something I do it and that resulted in me having a scooter wipe-out when I was starting out. What I would have done differently would have been to take the Novice Motorcycle course and Traffic Safety course before I even touched the scooter. In fact I think our laws in BC need to change with respect to 50cc scooters, I think that it should be mandatory that people take a basic road course that teaches them how to stay safe and be a competent scooter rider. I look back and realize I was doing some things incorrectly. But in the end I have come full circle and have graduated to a BC class 6 motorcycle license.
I have taken the training wheels off so to speak, but I will always be a life-long learner with regards to the motorcycle. I feel that there are three important things in regards to motorcycling 1) Motorcycle Training with an accredited company 2) Safety 3) All The Gear All The Time - ATGATT. If you live in Victoria, I highly recommend the Vancouver Island Safety Council Motorcycle training courses, you come out of these a well trained competent rider. www.visafetycouncil.com.
|Instructor Jim and my classmates|
|We are having a road side conference about our ride so far.|
|Some folks we met along the way.....|
|Another pumpkin head......|
|This beauty was hanging in the Roadside Cafe where we had lunch (I think I would rather ride it than look at it)|
|Final part of our day.|
|This is the fun part after we have 'graduated' we get to try all the different bikes - my classmate fell in love with the |
250 Ninja, I have a feeling it is going to be her next bike.