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user12917not worth the risk

Owned a motorcycle for several years in college. It was a lot of fun, and parking was a breeze. Now that I’m older I don’t think it’s worth the risk – motorcycle accidents are usually caused by other drivers who don’t see you or can’t stop as fast as you do… seen too many bad accidents. I’ll pass and enjoy my free time cruising around with my windows down or out on a hike. 2 years ago


I will just do it once I find an opportunity, so here we go (: I would also like to own one too. 2 years ago


Since 3 days i am learning riding a motorcycle, a cruiser to be precise. first 2 days riding it caused me back pain but now its not there anymore :) starting and picking up speed in 1st gear is still a problem but hopefully with practice i will master it. 2 years ago

Cynthia LeighTaking Driving Test Soon

I’m taking my driving test within the next few months. I’ve been considering getting a mo-ped, in order to have one though, I have to pass the motorcycle portion of the test. So, I guess, I’m going to “learn to ride a motorcycle.” LOL3 years ago

PasadenaSueTake the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course

I learned through trial and error since my brother had a motorcycle. However I would strongly recommend to anyone who can to take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course. That way you will learn the safe way to ride a motorcycle. The course didn’t exist when I was learning however I want to take the advanced rider course. 3 years ago

KaiLouxMy husband and I own an R6...

...and I need to learn to ride solo! I am a bit nervous, so I think that is what is holding me back. 3 years ago


I decided i need to learn how to ride a motorcycle because i hate getting stuck in traffic and having no place to park anywhere i go.. took me two weeks and i got it, bought a moped and i ride around with it everywhere 3 years ago


wahoooo i can now legally ride a moped! ha got a few bruises whilst learning but definatelly worth it :) 3 years ago

eve amedeuspre-"step 2" complete

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. 3 years ago

Banke1st day on the range

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. 3 years ago

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