New Rider!

To say that I’m excited is an understatement. My younger brother just took and passed his MSF and by the time this publishes should have his M class license!
Now while I’m super excited about this, I can’t start going on road trips with him yet. He doesn’t have a motorcycle yet and with money being tight for him I’m not sure when he’ll be able to get one, but the first step to getting one has been taken.
I took him to a parking lot this weekend and let him zoom around (using the term “zoom” loosely) on my bike. He did really well, including this test of learning how to ride out a rear wheel lock up…

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I’m sure practicing with him in parking lots will keep us entertained for a few months, but sooner or later we’re going to need to get out on the streets. Luckily for me I can always use the Lovely Wife’s motorcycle and let him use mine. (Sincethere is no way she’ll let him ride her bike.)

I’m sure he’ll appreciate any tips so leave them in the comments =)

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About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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6 Responses to New Rider!

  1. 1. Shoulder check Shoulders check Shoulder check… even when passing on ramps… you never know when some err… person will try and race you to get in front to save 2 seconds on their trip. 2. When in doubt… don’t. Better to wait than hesitate.

  2. Definitely shoulder check! Regularly check mirrors when at lights etc. Don’t stop in the middle of a line, avoid the oil and crap and ride in a wheel track. Always look where you want to go. So many tips! Be aware, have fun 🙂

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