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Administrator 06-02-2011 09:06 PM

Motorcycle Beginner: Rider Training
 

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cono_sur 06-03-2011 09:52 AM

Excellent write-up. Thanks for sharing! Right now I am studying for my M1 by reading the handbook and practicing the M1 tests online at passthewheel.com. How did you study for your M1 (or did you not study at all)?

Sir_Angus 06-03-2011 10:05 AM

It's unfortunate that you crashed during the test, but hopefully your experience will help other new riders in knowing that it happens to everyone eventually.

During my MSF class, there was a very short lady that had trouble reaching the ground. She became very adept at leaping from the bike as it fell over ... It became quite comical as the day progressed. Luckily for her the bikes & helmets were provided by the course.

Dennis Chung 06-03-2011 10:28 AM

It was certainly better to crash at low speeds on a closed course with trained instructors around than at high speeds on a freeway with untrained SUV drivers around!

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Originally Posted by cono_sur (Post 261033)
Excellent write-up. Thanks for sharing! Right now I am studying for my M1 by reading the handbook and practicing the M1 tests online at passthewheel.com. How did you study for your M1 (or did you not study at all)?

I studied from the handbook (see part one) but I've also picked up a couple of things here or there from working here on MO.

Easy Rider 2 06-03-2011 01:50 PM

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cloud9 06-05-2011 09:35 AM

Way to stick with it. They say once you go down you figure out whether you liked motorcycling or love it.

Now for the most rewarding part. Buying a motorcycle and finally getting out to ride.

Can't wait to hear your first ride report.

Mollygrubber 06-08-2011 08:04 PM

Nice write-up Dennis, thanks for sharing your experience. I hope that you'll keep upgrading your skills and take some advanced riding courses... and write about those too!

...the learning is far from over!

Squid Killer 06-10-2011 08:50 AM

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice article.

As a riding instructor for the last 15 years I see all the things you and your classmates went through every weekend. I am still a riding student from time to time learning advanced street and track skills but for teaching it is very important for me to stay in tough with the stress a new rider goes through.

I believe I am a better instructor when all the anxiety and self-doubt of a student can be understood and delt with. My experience is that many people who think they can't ride only need a little kind guidance to turn into riding machines.

I hope anyone who has been waiting for a gentle nudge to learn to ride will find your story the final straw to get out there and start the process.

ClassicRider 06-13-2011 07:01 AM

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Unsafe at ANY Speed, Part Deux. » Through the Fog

Sir_Angus 06-13-2011 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by ClassicRider (Post 261501)

I feel like I'm about to repeat myself from another one of your idiotic posts. But rather than boring everyone with a diatribe of what a small minded person you are, I give you this ...

The US is founded on an individual's right to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. Much to my shagrin, this includes the freedom of facists like you to spew your evil. If you don't like the freedoms my brothers, sisters and I fought to perserve for you than move to a communist country, and see how well socialism treats you!


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