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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is this normal? I've been riding for a whole three days now... right? The other night we were out riding and I decided to not ride at night cuz I've only got my permit (two more weeks of MSF course until I get my waiver). So I hop on the back of B's bike... I can't even make it on a 20 min ride on the back of his bike and he's a safe rider... I had a panic attack. Today after picking up my bike from a buddy's house it starts to down pour... I wasn't planning on taking my bike so I didn't take my gear with me... I rode 25 mins in freezing cold rain in my hoodie and jeans (B chewed me out for riding withoout my gear) and I wasn't nearly as scared as I was on a beautiful night on the back of B's bike...

Undoubtly I learned how to ride in the rain... I can't wait until tomorrow-- clear skies. And my MSF course! yay.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 08:20 PM
 
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Hi MeiJin-

The explanation is very simple...it is fear of losing control.

This is the very same reason that a person can simultaneously be a fearless skier, motorcyclist, or skateboarder...but will be timid when he or she is on a rollercoaster at an amusement park. They can't personally manage what the rollercoaster is doing, so fear is what is manifested.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 08:52 PM
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Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't you involved in an acident in which you were the pillion?

That would easily account for the panic attack when riding pillion again.




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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 03:50 PM
 
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yea riding on the back of someoens bike would scare me more so then actually riding any day, no control of the situation
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 03:57 PM
 
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I would HATE going on the back of a bike. It's definitely lack of being in control that scares me.
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