I believe this was the first time I ever read an entire thread without skipping pages
Thank you for your hospitality to me. My English teacher would be amazed that anyone could hold longer then 2 sentences of my writing
However, what began as a learner's diary turned into a florida sightseeing thread and I was missing something. So here is my question or request if I may:
Can you tell us more about your confidence in riding now vs a few months ago?
I assume you no longer stall the bike etc.
Sure, actually i would like to have as many requests as possible cuz as i find out sometimes i just forgot or may not pay attention to some detail which might be interesting for someone.
Actually I still sometimes stall bike, but for a different reasons. Previously it was mostly due to nervousness and learning, now due to problematic road conditions (for example starting to move on a hill with an extra weight of a passenger).
Like my main mistake at first rides was stopping on a light and not switching to the first gear. To fight that issue I made my self a habit of double checking before trying to move.
Also my permanent issue was guessing which gear I'm in
so i start memorizing and counting gears. Right now it's mostly under control of unconscious or muscle memory.
Confidence... i would say every ride is building your confidence, and riding in different conditions is helping to support confidence by experience. And to have better experience you need base of self education and self assessment. Capt Crash
is a best teacher you can find, there are his posts here and his videos on Youtube - watch you never know what knowledge might help you
i think its awesome you just got on the bike and rode. Best way to learn.
Keep writing and i'll keep reading
Sorry if I made you think this way. Lots of help in my riding i got from MSF course, and if not my work schedule I would happily attend their next level riding course. The information they providing worth a lot.
Thank you again for reading