Friday, August 10, 2007
Motorbike lesson #1
Yesterday I went for my first motorcycle riding lesson. It was fun and ended well, but due to some miscommunication on how I should be riding I did wipe out three times. I took what the instructor said too literally. I was supposed to be making slow narrow turns and he said "just use your hips and lean the bike". OK. Dumbass me at that point says "So I can't turn the handlebars?" He told me no, and so I proceeded to attempt slow and narrow turns with the handlebars completely straight. Almost-wipeout, wipeout, almost-wipeout, wipeout, etc. You get the picture. He kept trying to explain to me what he thought I was doing wrong, but only after he put me on the back of the bike and showed me did I understand my mistake. I told him he WAS using the handlebars to turn where he said it wasn't him, the bike causes them to turn that way. Duh. I felt like a retard for a bit but after that small fiasco I was driving circles around the guy (literally). Looking forward to the next lesson.