Shaggy and I went to our long awaited HART rider training course today - and what a fantastic day it was. Mostly sunny, and only a couple of small rain patches - I'm glad we weren't doing it yesterday. The hornet was a great bike to ride - I've only ever ridden on twins before, so I was more nervous about that than anything else at the start of the day, but after an hour or so I got really comfortable, and stopped worrying about stalling. I'm generally a pretty timid rider - and I've got the chicken strips to prove it, but after today I feel a lot more confident, I can't wait to jump on my own bike to try out my newly acquired skills. Some things really opened my eyes though - my slow riding sux... make that SUX!!! and my countersteering needs work as well. On a bright note my e-braking is really good. The first time going through the course I almost lost it in a couple of corners, and my left turns were shocking, I just couldn't get it all together. By the end of the day I scraped boot, and then peg doing a couple of really quick left handers around some seriously tight corners and was throwing the bike around in a way that I wouldn't have believed I could do at the start of the day :twisted: To anyone who is thinking about doing this I highly recommend it. I'd definately do it again, or at least have another crack at the course, which they told us you can do for $60 for 1.5 hours the evening before any intermediate course.