Before I took the BRC I found a guy that gave private lessons on a Rebel 250.. So I went and had an hour lesson.. I hadn’t ridden a bike in almost 25 years. But I figured that I had rode enough as a kid that it would come back to me quick.. In the first 10 minutes of my lesson the guy asked me if I had ever ridden a bicycle in my life.. That’s how shaky and unbalanced I was.. By the end of the hour I was back to being pretty comfortable on a bike again.. In the beginning I think a lot of it was my nerves.. Wondering if I’d remember how or not.. Plus the 250 was kinda small for me and finding my balance was a lot different than on a dirt bike.
After that I took the BRC and didn’t stress it at all.. Did great on all the exercises (except for the damn figure 8 box) and when it came to the final exam I stressed out again.. Completely blew it on the 8 box.. But did good enough on everything else that I passed..
After the class I started riding my bike on the side streets around my house.. Getting used to starting, stopping and turning.. After that I started taking it on longer rides around town, then finally started commuting to work..
A lil bit of fear in you is a good thing.. It keeps ya safe and alert.. Just don’t let it get the best of ya and you’ll be fine..