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Crash Course: How To Safely Fall Off A Motorcycle
Thanks for the encouragement. It turns out I failed the course on the 2nd day of riding. We had a skills test, and I ended up grabbing the front brake too hard and threw myself off the bike. Dropping the bike = automatic failure. I don’t think I can ride safely on public streets with any amount of practice. I just don’t have the coordination for this sport.
Actually, I’m not really good with anything physical. On the other hand, I passed the DMV permit test with only one question wrong, and I passed the MSF written test with only one question wrong. I guess I should stick to more nerdy things. :-p
I’m still glad I took the BRC because I got to experience riding a motorcycle on a closed course under supervision, so at least I know what it’s like…and it’s just not for me.
Thanks again, though.June 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm in reply to: Someone with zero riding experience has some questions… #27250
Thanks so much.
“Compared to the larger motorcycles it is underpowered but compared to most cars it is peppy. If you want the baddest and fastest bike then you will want more quickly. If you want a fun vehicle that you can learn to ride fast then the 250r is a great choice.”
Since my daily driver is a boring economy car with a 0-60 time of 9.5 seconds, I think the 250R will feel plenty peppy. :-p Starting off, I want something easy to handle and fun to ride, certainly not the fastest bike.
“I have a Pinlock set-up on my HJC CL-15 and it works 100%, no fogging, no way, no how; in any kind of weather.”
Awesome. I have an HJC CL-16 with the pinlock system, so I went ahead and ordered the anti-fog insert.June 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm in reply to: Sorry, more questions (related to helmet and shoes) #27225
“As for the glasses, I’m assuming youre putting on the helmet, lifting the visor, and then trying to put your glasses in, right?”
Yep, you got it. I am able to fit my old wire-frame glasses after putting the helmet on. I’ll see if I can “modify” the padding at all to allow my plastic-frame glasses to slide in. Otherwise, the oldie moldies will have to do.
EDIT: Oops, forgot to mention that I have an HJC CL-16 helmet.
Interesting. I can’t wait to take my class in July. I definitely think drivers should become more aware.June 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm in reply to: Someone with zero riding experience has some questions… #27183
That’s a nice bike, and the pics are great. I thought Oregon was a scenic place after watching The Goonies, and your pics confirm that. I would like to visit someday.