How did You learn to Ride?

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at
Thu May 22 19:23:13 PDT 2008

I guess the first "real" bike I rode was Dave Beard's Honda 350. What year was that Dave? 1973? I don't know if I really learned on that bike because I didn't really ride it very much. I guess it kind of just came naturally after I learned the shifting pattern.

Paul Heim <SuprHtr at> wrote:  I don't count the no-name chopper mini-bike with the 5 HP Briggs & Stratton 
engine. The first real ride was a 1970 Honda SL90, an ill-handling, 
short-lived pig purchased in 1973. It was replaced a year later with a 1970 
DKW 125. The Honda taught me how to fall down and the Deek taught me how to 
go scary-fast through the woods. Then I went to college, got married, had 
three daughters, got divorced, got married again, got divorced again, and 
bought my GPz. Riding in the dirt has been a huge advantage, even after a 
29-year layoff. While the Geeper is cumbersome, reflexes take over and help 
when the back end steps out.

Paul in Ohio
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "keelhauld" 
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:41 PM
Subject: How did You learn to Ride?

> Folks,
> How did you learn to ride? How did you get your license? I started riding 
> mini bikes at 10, minicycles soon thereafter and bought my first street 
> bike at 17 having already been riding for 7 years. I then took my test at 
> the DMV and passed.
> My wife got on a bike for the first time while taking the MSF course, 
> passed the test and they stamped her license and she is done. These tests 
> seem too easy to pass.....
> Bill

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