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December 16, 2008 at 9:58 pm #2416gojiraParticipant
Aspiring rider here in the yay area. Great site for helping to put things in perspective for a new rider. I want to take the MSF course soon and there are some openings in January. Was wondering if there were any disadvantages to taking the course in the rain. Would it be more prudent to hold off until the weather clears up? Oh by the way, I have had no experience whatsoever other than messing around on an atv when I was a wee lad.
Grazie!December 17, 2008 at 12:25 am #15302MunchParticipant
Disadvantages…not really any I can think of… might actually benefit you more as it would get the instructors to have that in the forefront of their mind and give you tips and techniques to survive a wet ride.
Other then that…Welcome!
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**hDecember 17, 2008 at 3:40 am #15305boulevardboyParticipant
I would say that as long as you don’t mind taking the course in the rain that it might be a good thing. I really wanted to get tips and advise about bad weather condition riding but it is hard to give that when you take the course on a baking hot day like I did!December 17, 2008 at 4:47 am #15310dcJohnParticipant
If someone was really nervous about learning to ride a motorcycle, than I’d say it would be better to take the course while it’s dry–take out the distraction. But otherwise, no big deal.
I think here in MD you get excused from taking and passing the quick-stop portion of the riding test if it’s raining, but I’m not positive about that, and it may vary slightly by state.December 17, 2008 at 7:44 am #15311gojiraParticipant
Those are some good points. I was thinking that maybe it could be a better learning scenario simply because I would have to deal with the rain and wet pavement. Since I never have ridden before, I didn’t really know if the rain upped the ante in difficulty much, and I do want to pass the course. I am not really nervous about it. If it is no big deal, then I do not mind getting a little wet behind the ears.
“All vague notions must fall apart before a pupil can call himself a master.” – Bruce Lee
“First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine.” -Mr.MiyagiDecember 17, 2008 at 10:11 pm #15320fl adamParticipant
Passed my MSF BRC last weekend. Never rode a bike before last weekend. Instructors were good, weather OK. (upper 40’s Sat morning, cold for SW FL). Actually Aced the U-turn part, had points taken off for the quick stop and cornering portion. I work 2 jobs (closing the next several nights at the Lowes). Can’t wait to go Bike shopping….
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