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How to learn to ride: My approach

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by jekyll, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. http://www.amazon.com/dp/R2FKN90Y1R/?tag=netrider-20

    This is an amazon booklist with instructions. I'll paste the relevant text:

    This is how I've learned to ride. I've made pretty rapid progress - when I did the advanced riding course 4 months into my riding career, the instructors were pretty surprised at how new I was to riding.

    I've still got a lot to learn, of course, and consistency can only come with time, but I can't think of a way I could have learned more quickly or efficiently than this (at least, without spending a lot more on training).

    Oh, and one word of helpful advice: put your ego aside for a little bit, buy one of those yellow safety jackets with reflective tape and wear it religiously for the first few months. I still wear mine every time I go through city peak hour traffic, and I'm sure it helps people not kill me every day.


  2. Sounds great David...
    One question, are the authors Australian?
    I ask this because I have read guides written by Americans, which although very good, can be confusing considering they discuss traffic situations which are ass-about ( ie they drive on the right etc )
  3. Did an author search and seems they are American. 1 was even the first AMA champ. Still good info though.
  4. the authors are all american IIRC. So you do have to translate right & left in your head - but it's not that much of a big deal really.

    Apparently Stay Upright (the MC trainers) have a now out of print book which is at some point going back into production; this will be Australian and could be a decent addition.

    It's also worth mentioning the good info at http://msgroup.org/DISCUSS.asp, which has a bunch of safety tips. Again, american though, so get out your babelfish.