Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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nice phase of life to start motorcycling,,
especially with an excellent motorcycle
such as your cbr250r..
basic courses are really introductions to riding,
from which you can [must imo] generate
your own ongoing practice and learning..
this is one of the important aspects of
motorcycling - learning to ride it/them..
think of a typist, typing away with on finger,
then of a real typist, fingers fluttering over the keys,
words thus ideas and meanings flowing out smoothly..
easily,, efficiently,, with miminum effort
for maximum outcomes..
that one finger typist will develop one finger skills,
yet could just as well have been the real typist..
every time, refining real skills and abilities..
typing or gear changing are just examples of
brain training.. where its really at..
anyway, take slow riding and circling and braking etc,
from your basic course[s] then like something teachers
dont have time to cover properly, make them your
in any group of novices there will be this or that skill
they will be better or worse at performing, with whatever
they have to start with.. some cant ride slowly [balance]
some cant change gears or use throttle [coordination]
some cant brake well [above, plus fear of falling etc]..
whatever it is you know is your least skillful
is your first priority in practice and skills development..
mainly thru repetition, of the basic skill as taught,
or as is self evident by default [eg, falling over]..
some have never mounted a motorcycle, or bike, or horse
etc, nor practiced any kicking skills or dance etc..
thus then simply holding and moving and mounting
the motorcycle must be the first objective and
serious practice.. not just managing to get on it
without falling over..
there is no limit to how many reps of variations of
just holding the motorcycle, either side, mounting it
and dismounting, either side, or moving it forward
back and around, from the side or in the saddle..
thus the brain training and physical practice begins..
some novices dont do any riding because its cold out,
or overcast and not nice riding weather etc..
yet these initial and important skills [most side drops
are at initial novice stages] can be practiced anywhere,,
in a garage, the driveway, wherever shes parked, etc..
ie, free training time,, aside from road time..
everything flows from this initial brain training
which includes contact with center of gravity
and your inner balance mechanism..
as any experienced rider with affirm, balance
is fundamental to any level of riding..
it makes everything else better,, easier
and thus more satisfying and enjoyable..