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I passed, Tess!! I'm now a licensed motorcyclist!!
But let me also note that as the only absolute beginner in the class--though I'm a seasoned bicyclist--I overcame nervousness and uncertainty while I was on that motorcycle.
The four instructors we had throughout the course were very encouraging and highly knowledgeable. All I had to do was execute every technique they demonstrated. Of course when it came time for the evaluation, they had to put on their DMV evaluator hat to see if we could successfully execute what they taught us within the DMV parameters.
What's next for me? Just so I can improve, I will buy a cheap, used bike that I will ride around the city. I will buy riding gear that will fully protect me from head to toe and make me "visible" to cars and trucks.
I did already pay for their Basic Rider 2 course, but will wait until I have some experience riding. Plus, I enjoyed the coaching so much, I'm considering hiring them for private coaching. People hire personal trainers to get in their best shape. This, to me, is the same concept.
The one thing that was alarming was how almost all the coaches mentioned the high rate of motorcycle thefts in NYC. So if you decide to get one, make sure it's protected. 7 months ago
Get your learner's permit, Tess. Take the Basic Rider Course. You can't stop at the intro class.
Daryl7 months ago
Get your learner's permit, Tess. Do the Basic Rider Course. You can't just stop at the intro class; even if you don't buy a motorcycle. If you do go for your permit, make sure you reserve your test time on the DMV's website.
I can't wait to do my Basic Rider Course next weekend. For me, this will be a long time coming. And after I get my license, I will enjoy touring cities, in the U.S. and abroad, by motorcycle for several years to come.
Good luck and safe riding!! l[smile]
Dary7 months ago