Now I know I am probably putting myself out there for all kinds of scoffs and huffs and ridicule, but I just had the best time on the bike ever yesterday - it was freakin' awesome!
I have some time off so I booked in for a couple of private lessons and, let me tell you, Greg at Motorcycle Motion is the bomb! First up I just cruised around the range so he could check my positioning and what not. Then it was into figure 8s starting off at a gentle pace. After a few rounds he decided to inform me that I had to increase speed and lean more, he wanted me scraping the pegs. I laughed!
So off I went, gradually increasing speed and even letting go of the bars at times, I was having a blast. Now I know what relaxed feels like Anyway, before I knew it an hour had passed and it was break time. Greg was grinning at me. I was curious. And then he told me I was only about 1cm from scraping the pegs - no wonder it felt so good! ha ha ha
Next up was some slow control, tight U-turns, practising keeping one leg up at stops all the time and taking off with my foot on the back brake. How quickly I have got into the habit of putting both feet down but by the end of the lesson, I had reverted to one foot down. Good for those hill starts! Then it was on to circles and giving me my homework before Friday's lesson - Beach Road and Carparks here we come
I was so happy with his report of my progress at the end of the session. He told me I have come leaps and bounds since he last saw me (just after getting my license in July). So then it was home to wash Jet and stretch the boots (so need to get into those boots after seeing what happened to a friend's leg not wearing them) while watching Blacklist ... happiness