I took the two wheel safety training course and passed! First there was a 6 hour classroom session last Thursday night. I was a little disappointed with it, and felt like I hadn’t learned much more than what I read about in the little MSF book I got when I bought my motorcycle.
Then there were two 6 hour classes on the bike, one Saturday and one Sunday. Let me first say that 6 hours on a bike sucks! It’s very tiring and my butt was pretty sore by the end of it.
On Saturday we learned the basics, and I did pretty well for the most part. Sunday I did much better. At the end of class they did evaluations. You could get 20 points or less and pass. If you pass, then you donï¿½t have to take the skill test at the DMV, you just present your certificate and they give you your license (you still have to take the written part though, which Iï¿½ve already done ï¿½ so I have my permit). So for every mistake you make itï¿½s one point. Mistakes could be going outside the line, looking at the ground not going fast or slow enough, anticipating a stop.
I did so horrible on the evaluation! I thought for sure I failed ï¿½ at least 19 points ï¿½ which was a pretty close guess, because I got 18!
When I rode to work today I was a thousand times more confident. I took the turns so much better, knew exactly what to do. I couldnï¿½t wait to go home just so I could ride again! That class was worth every penny!