Hi. I just wanted to get some feeback from the more experienced riders. Well, let me begin by saying that I'm a new rider. I got myself a CBR F4i a couple of months back.
Now I'm riding with moderate comfort and ease. Let me say that I have not taken the MSF course (but will be in the upcoming month or so). My several hours of learning was at a large parking lot.
with a friend that used to ride. Here I learned to accelerate from a stop, braking, making turns, doing figure 8s, using the signals, and starting on a slight incline. Now, is there anything else that I should learn? Please advise.
Well as the parking lot experience got a little dull,
I decided to hit the streets. My bike was also getting pretty hot (around 230 degrees) cause of my parking lot riding, so I figured why not hit the quiet street and go to a nearby park.
I must say that I got the hang of the bike pretty quickly. Going through the gears and upshifting and downshifting was a little 'choppy'( for lack of a better word)
but I showly got to learn to shift smoothly as the day progressed.
The next day, I took the bike out for a long 1.5 hour ride by relatively quiet roads. The roads here in central NJ (Hillsborough) are actually quite good for newbies.
except for some slight road constructions.
Yes, I know that it isn't the smartest thing to hit the streets after a couple of days parking lot practice. But I did it and do not regret it. Am I a squid for doing so? Call me what you want
but I think it was good that I got to ride around with traffic cause it does prove an invaluable lesson with other cars.
It is nice to ride along and see other motorcyclist on the street but what I admire is the response back from all motorcyclist when I acknowledge by (lifting my left hand in a wave type gesture). It is really cool to at least say hello to all riders. As a newbie, I didn't about this so after riding by about a dozen riders, I have learned to acknowledge their presence.
Well, for those of you who are more experience, let me know what you think of what I did over my weekend. And for those of you in the Central NJ area that would mind teaching a new guy a few trick of the trade, please contact me.
Thanks for listening.