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Rode my bike for the first time.
Old 01-27-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default Rode my bike for the first time.

So I never had a lesson in my life.

I hop on, put on the helmet.

I pull the clutch, start it.

I shift it into gear and release the clutch.

It jumps and stalls.

I'm like. FUCK.

So I start it up,

Put in gear, release the clutch slower.

It jumps and stalls.

Fuck.


I put it in gear again, I SLOWLY release the clutch. And I start to accelerate.

My feet are in the air. I'm like, OMG!

I hug the bike, I get to the end of my drive way I hit the breaks to make the turn and it stalls.

I'm like FUCK.

I start it. release the clutch.
It jumps and stalls

Fuck.

I start it, SLOWLY release the clutch, and I move forward. I drive like 10 miles per hour down the block. I reach the turn, this time I pull the clutch and the breaks together make the turn, slowly release the clutch, accelerate down the next portion of block.

This time I slow down for the turn and feel the bike rumble so I hit the clutch, I make the turn, release clutch quickly, I JUMP forward.

I continue down the block.

Now for the last right turn before I am back home. The problem here is it is a hill.

I turn, I hit the clutch and the breaks and coast alll the way down.

I get to my spot. I pull in. breaks clutch and all. I put up the stand and release the handle bars but I forgot to move it to nuetral so It JUMPS forward and my foot peddle hit my car then I hit the engine cut off switch.

hahaha....

Now I'm gonna change my underpants.....
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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Nice, but I suggest you practice in a wide open lot somewhere. And still take the MSF Course
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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I cannot take the course period. my schedule won't allow it. Maybe in a few months, until then I gotta ride around the block.


After cooling off, I went back on it, and smoothly went around the block, not just once, but twice. I didn't stall except for the very beginning.

This time instead of going over the speed hump I went around it, by the curb. How daring! I'm such a law breaker. OMFGWTF.

Its gonna be a while till I am ready for the road with traffic on it.

Right now, just round the block 10000 times. I hope I'll be able to turn left, all those right turns.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:14 PM   #5
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I hope it's not a brand-spanking new bike if your are learning this way you will drop it.

I know you are pressed for time but seriously, MAKE the time for the MSF course. You will learn to ride much safer on the street and avoid developing bad riding habits.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:23 PM   #6
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Well this story didn't end as I expected...oh wait...it's not over!.

J/K, keep at it man, and strongly consider everybody's advice on the class, its so worth it.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:37 PM   #7
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That is the exact experience my neighbor had. Here are his results.

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Wrecked R1 (I can't find the picture, but he had it 2 days and totaled it)

If you don't have the time for the course, I hope you have time for a hospital stay or money to keep replacing motorcycles. This guy gave up after he low sided his R1 into a guard rail right in front of me. He had his license btw, I have no idea how the DMV issues licenses to obviously inadequate riders.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #8
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Now I'm gonna change my underpants.....
You know, we can't make you take the class. There is more to riding than the physical aspect of it. Riding around the block 10,000 times is the same riding around the block once when you have no guide to gauge if you are actually doing better or worse.

Classes start 1st weekend in April. A while after, weekday classes are offered. We can't make you learn, but the typical end to this story is, how you crashed while riding with friends,something about sand in the road you didn't see or that 35 in a 30 was way too fast. Make the time, it's only your life....
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:46 PM   #9
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Take the class.. It's hard enough learning the basics. There are enough unskilled riders out there.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:59 PM   #10
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I'm riding just about 10 years and it wasnt up until last summer I sold my street bike because i had a near miss with a tractor trailer, to this day I still feel the back end of the trailer and my right shoulder rubbing each other, that made me sell the bike. I no longer ride on the street.

Just when you think you are a good rider, no matter how long you been riding shit always happens. And being unexperienced, something will definately happen.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:01 PM   #11
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I work.....

1pm to 10pm Monday Through Thursday.

8am to 12 Monday morning

6-10:30 Friday

8am to 7pm Saturday

You know a course that can work around that schedule? I'll be happy to take it!
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:03 PM   #12
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You're not allowed to take ANY days off? No vacation, no personal time, nothing well in advance?
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:13 PM   #13
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Well yea, but nothing for the next few months. Anyway, no classes available until april. So what do I do? Sit around and wait?
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:31 PM   #14
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Well yea, but nothing for the next few months. Anyway, no classes available until april. So what do I do? Sit around and wait?
its worth the wait. do it right. I rode motorcycles for many years before i came into this country but i did not want to take a chance, i took MSF and then bought my bike.
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Well yea, but nothing for the next few months. Anyway, no classes available until april. So what do I do? Sit around and wait?
Well, we could read about you in the paper. What's the big rush? You already rode the bike and cursed up a storm. What's that tell you. You can't wait to get hurt? You have the bike, get the right gear. Take the 2-day class. You will only have to take off a Sat. since you are already off Sunday. Relax and have fun or rush in not knowing what you are doing and get killed or worse.
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