Monday, May 4, 2009

Well this past weekend I did something I'd been thinking about doing for a while. I got my motorcycle license! I took a two day beginner rider course through the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (conducted by Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructors) and a company called Ironstone Ventures. The course was held at Bunker Hill Community College (yes, where Good Will Hunting was filmed). It was two days split between classroom work and riding drills where I learned all the basics like shifting, balancing, turning, starting and stopping as well as some things like emergency breaking in corners, driving over obstacles (we drove over 2x4's), swerving and quick stopping. I'm not sure if I'll be getting a bike any time soon but hopefully I can ride with some of you guys back in Oregon next time I'm out for a visit.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jason,
    How did you find the course? Were the coaches knowledgeable? Would you recommend it?