I know that everyone is interested in my return to motorcycles after 10 years
and then I saw that we can now start our own blogs. I thought what the hell and decided to give it a go.
Some History - Why I Haven't Had A Bike for a Decade
My father bought me my first bike when I was 6 years old, much to the chagrin of my mother. It was a little honda CR80. I had a blast on that for a couple of years before my brother was old enough to ride and I move on to my XR 100. My next bike (at 12), and my most favorite, was a Honda XR500. That bike had some serious torque! In addition to that I bought a Honda V30 Magna at 17. Sold the bike, went to university, and got married. Took me 9 years to convince my wife that I really needed a motorcycle. She bought me a bike for my 30th birthday, a yellow 2003 Ducati Monster 620.
Riding on the Weekend
In Quebec, there is a graduated system in place in order to get your license (I guess this is where I should mention that I never got a license to ride the V30
). The first portion I completed in December, a multiple choice exam about motorcycles. The second step is a riding course. This course started on Saturday.
The weather on Saturday was awful! It was about 3 degrees Celcius and pouring rain (which later became sleet). It was great to be back on a bike after such a long hiatus. I was frozen but happy at the end of the five hours.
On Sunday (another 5 hours of instruction) it was not much warmer but it was dry. That made a huge difference! My wife missed the first day because she was out of town on business but she made it for Sunday. She had 10 hours of instruction on Sunday. She has never ridden before and she was tired at the end of the day. She told me that going around corners was the most enjoyable part of riding a bike
We have next Saturday and Sunday (10 more hours) left for riding instruction and a 4 hour ride on the highway/thru town with instructers before we can take our parking lot test. Knowing that you all are interested
I will keep you updated!