get to their destination, but have you ever wonder what is like to fly in the wind and ride a motorcycle? Riding a motorcycle was a scary and exciting learning experience because that is the first time anybody dares to risk their lives riding a fast-bigger bike. Riding a motorcycle is at first intimidating and scary at first because the pressure of riding a five-hundred-pound bike is overwhelming and leads to wanting to become interested in living the real world of riding. Riding is not for everybody and only the dare devils have guts to live in the crazy realm of riding.
I became interested in riding after I saw my cousin, Gus, performing stunts and wild crazy tricks that he posted in Facebook and from there I am interesting asked my cousin to teach me how to ride like a man. One day, my cousin and I agreed to meet at an abandon parking lot in and show me the steps to how to be a comfortable driver. I was learning all the functions I needed to learn in order for me to operate. A sunny day, perfect enough to enjoy outdoors, made the day clear to start learning in dry asphalt. Once we got there, my cousin suddenly started to explain the riding process and legal laws that needed to be addressed. Riding a motorcycle is not the same as riding a bicycle because it requires to have a license, helmet, and legal status of the vehicle. After that we started to get to the functions of the bike. I was intimidated and nervous because I had the thoughts, “what if I crash?” “what if I fall?” these thoughts tempted me not to learn, but Gus encouraged me that riding is not so hard as people think it is. Gus introduced me to the basics such as a throttle, the front and rear brakes, the clutch, and using the odometer stats. Learning the functions wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, but taking the first steps to let the wheel go was. Once I got in that bike I learned that holding the clutch while using the throttle can give you a little bit of speed, but I had to be careful because it is very sensitive in releasing the clutch. The bike was heavier than I thought it would be because I thought it was going to be a little lighter than expected. I had to get used to this bike because I never knew what the market of motorcycles would bring if I had no option in getting a decent lighter bike.
After a successful day of riding, I signed up immediately to take a two-day learners course because I wanted to pass and obtain my California Motorcycle license and get the certificate to be one step closer for an M1 License. Once I started to learn from the course, everything my cousin taught me, was easy and I remember everything I learned. The course taught us how ride the basics to the functions of controlling the bike. I also had to ride with obstacles put into place such as maneuvering through cones and making sharp turns. This course was easy because riding a bike was not as hard as I thought it would be. The purpose of me learning how to ride a motorcycle was not like how to drive a car and be a piece a cake, but to take my fear and nervousness. After the two day course, I passed and receive my certificate saying I am qualified to obtain my permit and later on get my license.
My first time was not the result of quitting because I felt good of riding in the wind. My hardest part in riding was not learning the functions, but getting adjusted in doing sharp turns and learning how to ride with confidence. My learning process has encouraged me to be able to teach others without the need to be intimidated or nervous. I proudly say today that I am glad that I took the steps in riding a motorcycle that I never thought I would. As of today, I currently rive a Honda CBR 600r and I am proud that riding a motorcycle isn’t as bad as I thought it would be, or at least what my mother discouraging said to me.