My first vehicle was a motorcycle, learned to ride my friend's dad Honda cruiser on the road. Then got my motorcycle license at age 16. Took the MSF class of course. That was 18 years ago.armstrong*short said:has anyone had a sportbike for thier first vehicle, before a car? i am slightly worried about doing this because i havent driven on the road before so i would be learning with a bike.
i live about 10mins out of a very small town, not busy.JBaz said:where do you live? how populate is your area? if you live a busy town/city, forget about it being your first vehicle. Traffic laws and pattern is a killer to learn when first starting out and doing it on a bike is almost suicidal...
Damn, you must be an old fart! :twofingerARKninjaZX9 said:Got my bike license at 14, cookee wasnt even born yet, but i had driven a truck since i was 8, so i guess I dont count...
Life on the farm
is a little laid back
early to rise
early in the sack...
Thank God Im a country boy
yeah, i plan on getting covered head to toe in gear.JBaz said:then get yourself a 250cc bike and go from there. After a season or two of riding and driving a car (if you get one) you should be good enough to "upgrade" to another bike. Definitely take the MSF course and invest money in good gear, this is at least gloves, jacket and a good full face helmet.
Also how old are you?
Hell there werent no cars man...Just wagons..sheeezcookeetree said:Damn, you must be an old fart! :twofinger
Think back to those "good ol' days". How many cars were on the road back then? How many inattentive drivers compared to today? What knd of area did you grow up in; lots of traffic or a small town? No offence, mate, but you can't compare your learning experience to what a newb will go through today.
PS - You forgot the line, "Ain't much an ol' country boy like me can't hack."