wahoooo i can now legally ride a moped! ha got a few bruises whilst learning but definatelly worth it :) 22 months ago
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I took the license test at the DMV after there was some confusion about how my license application was actually an application for renewal as opposed to an application for a brand new license (since I had a license in this state before I moved to New York and let it lapse). I passed the written exam (the driving exam was not required) with two mistakes; one of the questions I skipped and forgot to go back and the other I really did just straight up guess… and guessed wrong. But license renewal tests allow for three mistakes, so I was in the clear.
I received my brand new state license in the mail early this month and have now completed the two steps I needed to finish before I could start on this goal proper. So, now I’m saving up for motorcycle riding lessons ($250 or thereabouts for a full course), but other things keep getting in the way, like my number 1 goal to get out of debt, etc.
Still, I’m putting a little away each week from my tips for a class, so hopefully soon I’ll have enough to afford it. 22 months ago
So riding is way harder than it looks. Especially considering the fact that the bike I’m learning on has a manual transmission. (Do they even make automatic bikes?) I knew nothing about shifting gears or easing off the clutch when I started riding this morning. Still don’t quite get it, but I think I’m making progress..? I stalled out more than anyone else and even fell a couple of times. Pretty humiliating until I found out everyone else in the group owns a bike, has ridden before, and knows how to drive a stick shift.
Honestly, I’m quite a terrible rider at this point, which leaves plenty of room for improvement. Here’s hoping tomorrow goes smoother than today did. 22 months ago
I took “riders edge” by HD. I wanted to learn so I could ride beside my hubby; not just behind him. I wanted to be more of a friend to him. It was worth doing! I have never tried so hard or laughed so often AND felt naturally happy for days! 23 months ago
I had a vision exam and I’ve got the new glasses in hand, so now I can see again. (yay and yay generally speaking, too)
I’ve made an appointment for a CA license test for next week, so pre-”step 2” will also be done soon, too, I hope.
After that, I’ll have to save up some money for motorcycle lessons, but they’re not too expensive, so I think I can swing it in a couple of months from the time I get my CA license. Will let you know. 23 months ago
Looking into how much this will cost over in Australia. I’d love to learn to drive too, but we’ll see which works out better financially! 2 years ago
I always wanted to ride a motorcycle. I wanted to be one of “those” girls… on a big mean bike, keeping up with the boys.
Instead, I found myself bouncing down dirt trails, desperately trying to keep up with my gleeful spouse.
dirt bike ≠ road bike.
But they’re still a hell of a lot of fun :) 2 years ago
i ended up taking the basic rider course, only to fail the riding portion of the test by one point. they told me i was too slow so i gunned it for the quick stop and went to far past the mark…. anyways.
since my permit allows me to ride during the day by myself im still going to go ahead and get the bike in the next 6 months or so. however im going to try and retest at the academy. if i dont pass ill be heading to the dmv to try their way 2 years ago
I want to do this, but I have a laundry list of things I have to do before I can even sign up for classes.
1. my current driver’s license was issued in New York, but I live in California now. therefore, I must officially change my residency and go to the DMV to get a California-issued license.
2. In order to do #1, I need to pass a vision test. I haven’t been to the eye doctor in more than a year and last time I went, I was told that I need a new eyeglasses prescription. I muddled around for months before deciding that I really did just want glasses (as opposed to contacts), but by that time I no longer had health insurance that covered vision. But, in that time I have regained vision health insurance, so I can head to the eye doctor and get myself all fixed up.
SO, before I can really even start this goal, I need to:
1. make an appointment with an eye doctor, get a new lenses prescription, and have it filled.
2. make an appointment with the California DMV to get a CA driver’s license.
3. update this goal; then I can think about starting the process of learning to ride a motorcycle, getting a riding license, and maybe even getting a bike! 2 years ago