1st class of real riding…and boy it gets hot in the parking lot with all your gear on.
We’ve went over everything up to basic shifting…the tight slalom was annoying as heck…until the instructor told me to use the back brake.
The back brake provides, I found at least, the seem slowing/stopping power as engaging the clutch…its really forgiving. Really useful for the tighter slalom’s (which I hope I won’t fail at the MSA…really worried)
One thing I found out…it REALLY doesn’t matter what a bike looks like or even how much power it has, you can have fun either way.
I used an old beat-up Rebel 250, and it was still the most fun I’ve had all summer.
Question about maintenance though, there seems to be a lot of different opinions on how often to take it into the shop for a routine check, some say at least once a year, some say do a self-check every week…I asked the instructor and he recommended me not touch anything vital (such as the brake fluid) as if you screw that up it could really dangerous (riding along…squeeze the brakes…oh what do you know! they do not work…now how do I slow down from 80…)
I want to take good care of my bike, but I don’t think a mode transportation should request a full check-up EVERYDAY. A little bit unreasonable.
P.S. sorry for the long post