Red Echo

August 16, 2007

MSF motorcycle course

Second day of the course. Lots of practice, and I passed the test. Yay.


  1. Yay! Are you done then or do you have another day?

    Comment by Amare — August 16, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

  2. So this offically makes you a legal organ donor ?

    Comment by norm — August 16, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

  3. I’m done with the course. All I have to do now is take the little completion card to the DOL and give them some money.

    And yes, Norm – though I checked the “organ donor” box years ago, so this doesn’t really change anything.

    Comment by mars — August 17, 2007 @ 8:09 am

  4. I’ve done likewise since they introduced that on drivers licenses here sometime in the early 80’s (I’ve had a license since 1978 – I’m old)
    Bikes just are more likely to result in more serious injuries in case of an accident which is why I drive a huge truck :)

    Although I have to admit that I’d always thought I’d like to get one I’d probably stay off the ridiculous highways here and take secondary highways.
    We have one between two cities that the average speed is close to 90 mph. The cops hardly patrol it at all. It’s probably the busiest highway in the province.
    It’s nuts to drive on even if you’re in a vehicle.

    Comment by norm — August 17, 2007 @ 8:23 am

  5. if you haven’t seen it, go check out Wild Hogs, which just came out on DVD. Funny movie.

    Comment by Micah Cowan — August 17, 2007 @ 10:15 am

  6. Yay! Did you learn anything interesting? Are you more confident now?

    Ride fast & swerve a lot!

    Comment by j like juliet e like echo november november alpha — August 17, 2007 @ 10:39 am

  7. I did learn a lot, but it was more to do with building muscle memory than with accumulating facts. We spent a lot of time riding the practice exercises, and the day was full of non-verbal moments of understanding related to the feel of the bike’s controls and responses. The endorsement exam would have been stressful and difficult before I took the course, but by the time we got there it felt smooth and familiar.

    Comment by Mars Saxman — August 17, 2007 @ 10:47 am

  8. My bro. has a bike and he says the best way to stay alive while riding is to ride like no one can see you.

    Comment by Rachel — August 17, 2007 @ 6:36 pm