Manual Trans Car relating to Bike?
Do you guys think that it is easier to learn the shifting and friction zone of a bike, if you already know how to drive a manual trans car?
I took my MSF 4 day course last year...when I took the course, I didn't know how to drive a manual transmission car yet, only automatic. The first day on the bikes, I stalled the bike a whole bunch of times, it was because I started letting the clutch out slowly and rolling on the throttle, and right as I felt the bike start moving, I would just let the clutch out completely and it would stall.
This is the same problem I had (and I think it's the most common problem) when I was learning how to drive a stick shift car. I would have it in 1st gear, let the clutch out slowly and push on the gas pedal slowly, and right as I felt the car moving I would take my foot off the clutch completely and it would stall.
Well, that was last year, I know how to drive a manual trans car just fine now, I've had stick shift car for about 8 months or so, so I've been driving it for 8 months.
Do you guys think if I took the MSF riding portion of the course again I would do a lot better as far as shifting the bike goes, since I know how to drive a manual trans car?
I know they are 2 different things...(bike, and car) but as far as the concept of shifting goes, they aren't much different. This is just like hockey. I played roller hockey for 8 years. So I had 8 years experience on rollerblades. I started playing ice hockey about 2 years ago...the very first time I put ice skates on and was skating around the rink, I did really well and I think it's because I already had a lot of experience doing rollerblading which is the same concept as ice skating as far as how you take off from a stop and how you push your legs out and move your arms and all that.
This thread is wayy too long, I just realized that. Sorry guys.