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Congrats on signing up for your MSF course. You will not regret it. I took a safety course here in Indy in October 2010 and had so much fun. I learned a great deal and am glad that i took it now that I have gone out on my own. Let us know how it went.
Thanks for all the advise. it’s been more than a week and the pain is still there….not as bad but it still is. I have ridden one more time since then and I found myself doing just what bigguy suggested-continuously reminding myself to not grip so tight. It’s getting a little bit better. And the pic is of a suzuki gz250. It’s my first bike and I didn’t want anything too powerful. i looking into getting something bigger around July of this year.
What kind of bike is that you are riding?
These are all good suggestions. The reason I stalled is because I didn’t have it all the way back down to first gear. My arms are feeling a lot better today now that it has been two days. They were flared up and I think I just tried to do too much too soon. I didn’t feel like I was tense or anything. I actually felt pretty relaxed for it being my first time riding by myself. I don’t know what that other stuff is adjusting controls and handle bar risers but I still appreciate the help. Every1 be safe and have fun.
That is pretty clever.
I have to respectfully disagree with Eddie about the chariot and the horse because I rode my Suzuki GZ250 for the first time today since I bought it three weeks ago. I had it on the interstate and I was keeping up with the other traffic goin 70mph. It did really good through the city as well. I think its all about how you ride it. It’s a machine and it will only do what u tell it to and go as fast as you make it go. It’s all about the rider….not the ride itself.
I took the MSF course here in Indianapolis, In late october and my skills test was on Halloween of 2010 and let me say that it was worth ever penny. I learned so much and after riding my bike on the city streets in Indy today I realized that the class was soooo much harder but I think it was set up that way on purpose; that way when you go out on the streets you are really ready. I guess the curriculum may be different depending on the state but the class I took required us to take off and stop at the drop of a hat. It was crazy demanding but so helpful . I am so glad I took that class rather than just trying to learn on my own. I highly recommend it.