Today was the best day out of the weekend, it didn't rain and we actually had some sunshine so we took to 2 wheels. Motorcycle Man doesn't have anything insured so I happily gave up Scarlet to him and Motorcycle Daughter. We rode over to the practice parking lot and Motorcycle Man asked if Motorcycle Daughter wanted to have a go at learning to ride Vixen. She was a little hesitant at first, but he is such a good and patient teacher. They started out by pushing the scoot sans engine. She was balancing Vixen perfectly! She is a natural. After awhile he had her turn the engine on and they putted around the parkinglot at ultra low speed. Motorcycle Man had her applying the brakes and touching her feet down. After awhile she was doing figure 8's, circles and stopping right on the line. We practiced going in circles & turning. She had all of this within an hour. I was pretty impressed with Moto Diva Jr!
Now for a little game of follow the leader! Jr was following me around the parkinglot. She gets the concepts really quickly and what impressed me most was she was shoulder checking!!!! Yeah Baby!!
We both came to a graceful stop. Notice how much longer her legs are, if only I could have a few of those inches life would be so good!! I am really impressed with my girl and that she was riding & gliding smoothly. I think Motorcycle Man should think about being an instructor, he is so patient and just has an ease about him when he is showing you how to do it. He actually said that Jr had the concepts much faster than her momma. Hey I'm an old dog and she is a young pup. While Jr was riding around the lot under dad's watchful eye I went took the opportunity to practice emergency stops and work on the friction zone a bit and figure 8's etc. You can never have enough practice as far as I am concerned. It was such a great fun afternoon and we topped it off with a nice latte and headed home.