Friday, February 5, 2016

Getting used to it

Getting used to it

Welcome to my blog, on this week three, I am going to be talking about getting used to riding my motorcycle.
 
Perfection is only achieved with practice. In the beginning, it was extremely hard to get used to my motorcycle. For those who do not know how to drive a stick shift car, it completely moves according to the driver. There is the clutch, the throttle and the brake petals. The clutch controls if the engine is released to go forward, the throttle gives the car or motorcycle speed, and the brakes stop the car.
What differs from an automatic car is that the driver choses when to shift gears.
On a motorcycle, it works the same way, it sounds confusing to read about, but once you get the idea, it is easy to operate it, but what was hard to get used to was the time to shift up, and shift down, especially on the streets with cars around, and nothing protecting me from a crash.
Additionally, the feeling of secureness and freedom is critical to stay protected. I like to think that I am never too good at riding, because when people get over confident, they usually get into accidents.
In order to ride a motorcycle, you have to very responsible, and aware of the surroundings at all times. One of the big parts of the course is safety on the roads, we were trained to swerve if something gets in the way, also to go over objects and curbs.
You never know when someone crazy is going to come out of the corner, or cut you off, possibly killing you. It was hard to get used to that.



4 comments:

  1. I read this with the mindset that you were screaming at me with every single word. Nice job with the voice

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  2. I think that riding a motorcycle is difficult and dangerous. I feel like people should only have motorcycles to ride occasionally not as their everyday transportation.

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  3. I've always wanted to ride a motorcycle but the closest I've gotten is riding one of those gas powered scooters going 45 down old cutler haha ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

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  4. Congratulations to getting used to driving a bike, Mark. Practice makes excellence possible and you are each day closer to achieve it. Keep it going!

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