Ditto, thanks spicershspicersh said:Between the two threads there is no option for "just decided to buy a bike and teach myself." I guess I had some instruction from a friend and the dealer, but it was only a couple of minutes total and amounted to "You know how to drive a stick, right? That's all you really need to know."
I just kind of figured it out on my own. :dunno:
I've been riding for 36 yrs taught myself @ 8yrs old (OK you smartasses yes I'm 44!) What benefit is there to taking one?inline_four said:I assumed this multiple-selection-allowed poll would allow one to not select any of the checkboxes and vote. Am I right? If so, that's the self-taught option. I already voted myself, so I'd like to ask someone who's self-taught and wishes to vote in the poll.
While I've not taken the class, I do plan on it because I realize that there may be some small things I do incorrectly. Even if I had taken the course before I started riding I'd probably take it again from time to time just to brush up. Knowing the proper form/techniques is one thing, but using them is another. People have a tendency to get lazy over time with certain things and a refresher course may get you back doing things properly.KJ's RR said:I've been riding for 36 yrs taught myself @ 8yrs old (OK you smartasses yes I'm 44!) What benefit is there to taking one?
That's true, but......spicersh said:
I don't necessarily think the MSF is required to be a good rider, but it can certainly start you out on the right path and possibly get you there more quickly. I think it is entirely possible to become a good rider without it though, if the right attitude and a little common sense is used. :2cents: