I still have confidence issues with some tight u-turns and figure 8's. At the beginning of each riding season, I go out and find a quite street in our neighborhood to practice, but until I actually get at least one u-turn under my belt it's always a nail-biting event for me. This is my 4th riding season and there's a stretch of road construction on the way to work right now and I'm working up the nerve to do start commuting soon. It's a bit comforting to see one other biker on the morning commute, so I know it's do-able. Wish me luck!Lion_Lady wrote:Was it getting through a beginner's class? Convincing your significant other or family that you'd be okay? Getting past the fear of being out there on two wheels? Or something else?
How have you dealt with it?
Thank you for posting this.blues2cruise wrote:I had problems in the beginner's class. Although I finished it and passed the skills test, I was not ready to ride. I did not get any road experience from the beginners classes.
Confidence...that was lacking.
If you can balance a bicycle, you'll be able to balance a motorcycle; keep that in mind.zee wrote:Anyone have tips on building confidence, before I even get on the bike?!
Yes! I had not been on a street bicycle in a while and it gave me that much more confidence to get used to being on two-wheels again.Thumper wrote:If you can balance a bicycle, you'll be able to balance a motorcycle; keep that in mind.zee wrote:Anyone have tips on building confidence, before I even get on the bike?!
I concur.mogster wrote:Tho I would prefer to suggest assertiveness rather than aggression.
CRAZY!!!!Hondagirl wrote:And there were also new parts that we didnt do in the UK test like the 5 inch bar where you ride along a really narrow line and cannot stop/stall/falter..........it has to be done within a time limit and if you do it too fast yer fail Clutch control.
Yes Japanese riders are soooo skilled! They have to be as the training and the test is so strict. I bet the majority of the riders in the US would fail the Japanese test!Hondagirl wrote:And they were soooooooooooo much stricter and it took me AGES even though i already had an English license! but eventually after some more tears and learning curves i did get it and I got my Japanese licence