Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Livingston, LA USA 70754
new rider progress report
Well after 35 miles of figure 8s , hard braking from 30 mph , i decided to go onto the main road (not a real main road a back road just a main road compared to what i have been practicing on ) i decided to just go to another dead end side street maybe a 1/2 mile down .
The first thing i noticed was the enjoyment that hit me at 45mph , (fastest i have been on my bike so far ) i was little uncomfortable with leaning at that speed but i knew i had to, which im prettysure will go away after i gain more confidence in the bike i turned onto the road slowed to the speed limit of 15mph and road down a bit and turned around and came back the other way , as i turned onto the main road once again a car got behind me i found i got nervous and caught myself watching the car in my mirror more than i think i should have, as i turned onto my little road i made sure to use my blinker along with a hand signal as well , that was a pointer from my dad.
I went back down my rode made another u turn and went back to the main road , amd repeated the process over and over for about 30 mins until my hand started to go numb .
Now for my problems , i had a hard time canceling blinkers , a few times i down shifted too early one time it upset the rear of the bike , and like i said earlier the car that came up from behind , other than that i fell im progressing nicely still no commuting/errands or anyhting like that until msf course in july and i still will be limiting that and taking it slow probably will have my dad ride the bike to a parking lot for me so i can practice braking and cornering with more room , any tips or tricks or comments welcome thanks