4 hours of practical: It was freezing. Yucky snow. And hail. Still, learned how to shift gears up and down properly, got better at manuvering, push steering, emergency stops, etc.
I decided to ask for a 2 hour practice outside of my course for extra ride time. Very worth it. I completed my first two very tight U-turns without going wide or putting my foot down to balance the turn. Yay!
4 hours classroom, 4 hours practical
Didn’t learn a thing in the classroom. Took the written test. A+
Riding was still miserable weather, just heavy rain this time, but better. Learned a bunch of emergency manuvers, more stuff on braking, and worked on our reaction times.
We rode around for a bit. Practiced everything we had learned throughout the course and started our practical testing. I failed the first time. He let me do it again and I passed. Oh boy…
In BC, getting your full class 6 (motorcycle license) is a 3 step process.
1) written test (I took in December)
2) motor skills assesment (what I just passed)
3) road test (on the 18th…) 1 day ago
4 hours theory – eh, don’t know if I learned anything knew. Always good to review though. And saw a couple good videos.
4 hours practical – not too bad.
My initial problem was clutch work. I’ve never had to operate a clutch before as I drive an automatic car (I’m working on that. One thing at a time!). So I stalled a lot. By the end of the day it was much better and I was getting a pretty good hang of it.
My balance was alright. Speed okay. Basic controls was no problem.
They set up a slalom course with a bunch of cones on a huge parking lot at the local college. I was good at driving in a straight narrow path, wide weaving, wide and small circles, and sharp turns. I was awful at U-turns, continuous U-turns, and tight weaving.
All in all it wasn’t bad. 4 hours of riding is a lot though and the last 40 minutes for me was just too much. I was mentally burned out and couldn’t get anything right after that =P
My instructors feedback matched pretty much what I thought. Though he was kinder. He said my number one problem of the day is that I’m a very timid rider and my confidence is what I need.
So far: entirely worth it. 1 week ago
I’ve always thought bikes were beautiful. I imagined as a kid that the only motorcycle I would ever get on would be a dirtbike…which I did recently and LOVED!
I’ve also been on a old powerful hog of a bike way in the back country in the middle of nowhere. First bike I ever road. And it was awesome. It pretty much reignited the love I have for them.
So for my 20th birthday I bought myself a bike with the help of R. Honda CBR125. It’s ME sized! Haha
I’m taking a safety course (which I started yesterday) which I’ll write about else where. I’m geared up head to toe. Great waterproof and warm gear which I put to the cold and wet test yesterday. It passed spectacularly.
.....Eeeeeeee! 1 week ago
moved to 2014 goals 3 months ago
This weekend was my motorcycle safety course. It was hard. Especially someone coming in and not knowing how to ride but even the guys who had bikes and were riding and had permits they had a hard time with some of the exercises too. There was this one guy who said to me I use to like motorcycling before this class. I thought it was amusing. That class is no joke. I did learn a lot and I know what I have to work on with my riding. I did pass! Yeah!!!!! Passed the written with a 98. I got one question wrong. You had to get 80% to pass. On the practical I didn’t do so well but I did enough to pass. If I would have gotten 1 more point I would have failed the class. I need to practice a lot! I guess now I need to study for taking the test at the dmv so I can get my license. 5 months ago
Today was the first day of my motorcycle safety class. What a long day. I for sure feel like I have more confidence on a motorcycle now but am just starting out so I have a lot more to learn… 5 months ago
I just bought a motorcycle today. Its a sports bike. A Honda CBR250R with ABS in red. I will be getting it next week sometime. Cant wait to ride it :-)) 5 months ago
Ok, I am signed up for my motorcycle safety class. Im going to take this class and then go take the written test and hopefully before the end of September I will have my motorcycle permit. :-) 6 months ago
Was super hard!!! Start uncomfortable, 3 people give up after felt and I was the only woman in the class, the “cones” exercise is not a joke!!!! But I pass in 50% of the practical and 100% on the writing test… Sooooo happy! I have such a great time! I’m exhausted, I spend all day in a leather jacket and boots in the heat of the Valley riding a heavy bike… But worth every secound! 6 months ago
So I went today to check out motorcycles and see what I need to do to get my license. Guess I need to go to the dmv and get my permit then take a safety class and then can get my license. Not sure exactly where to go to take the class but I need to go to my dmv first and really find out whats needed. I want one of those sport bikes. The problem is Im short like 5 4 and they would just have to lower it. Wish I was a little taller. Something about the suspension and lowering it there or something like that. I hope I get this rolling soon. I want to get some good fall riding in Guess I will go to the Dmv after labor day. 6 months ago