How did You learn to Ride?

Chuck Driscoll cdriscol2001 at
Wed May 21 15:06:54 PDT 2008

I also learned on a Hodaka, a 1970 Ace 100, and I was
the original owner. Bought it by working bagging
groceries and cleaning out a laundromat. Damn, I wish
I still had that one. I had actually ridden on a
friends Honda Trail 90, but I didn't do very well on
--- Jonathon <annihilator1100 at> wrote:

> I actually taught myself. I was given an old Hodaka
> from a friend of the 
> family, they had 3 and only needed 2. I think they
> used this one to all 
> learn on and saved the nice 2 for themselves. This
> was when I was 13 or so, 
> about 27 years ago. It actually had a manual, so I
> read that first, took all 
> of a few hours of killing the clutch and falling
> over before I learned how 
> to take off. The experience came in handy when I
> bought my first car 2 years 
> later, a Vega panel wagon with a stick for the sum
> of 100 dollars. My 'how 
> can I be any less involved in my kid's life' Dad
> said if I wanted a car, to 
> go get a job, but one, and learn to drive it on my
> own.
> Done deal.
> Then came the next bike, to be followed by 4 or 5
> more.
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Alexander Finger" <af at>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:46 PM
> To: "keelhauld" <keelhauld at>
> Cc: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at>
> Subject: Re: How did You learn to Ride?
> > I started to learn with 21 after ending my first
> "serious" relationship
> > ended :)
> > (That was a point to make)
> >
> > Driving a car I learnt way before taking classes
> but I definitely sat on a
> > motorbike the first time in driving school.
> >
> > Alex
> > 

Chuck Driscoll

"...a root word of technology, techne, originally meant 'art.' 
The ancient Greeks never separated art from manufacture in their minds, and so never developed separate words for them."
- Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


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