Sounds like quite the adventure! You seemed to handle yourself well and not panic even when you bike stalled. I had a friend who stalled his bike at a green light and was so paniced that he couldn’t get his bike started again until the light started to turn yellow. Needless to say he made the light, but the cars behind him weren’t so lucky haha.
The only thing I could recommend is maybe to count gears that way you know you are in the correct gear for your speed. I personally tried to get in the habit but it never took with me. All I do now is if I’m slow enough to stop I always stomp down a few times on the shifter to make sure that I am in first. Not the most elegant way of solving the problem, but it works
~Best Beginner Motorcycles Admin