I've noticed california values thruput at the DMV more than the safety of the people being put on the road. While waiting for my former 49 state bike to be inspected at the DMV, I saw multiple people who didn't speak a lick of english struggle with things such as "turn on your hazards," yet the instructors nudged them in the right direction enough with hand motions that they passed anyway. It appears they'd rather pass people than have them back for a second test.What?!! That's it? Easy test.
Congratulations and welcome to the forum!!
Thanks TW-Brian. It feels good to be legit.p.s. I couldn't tell, but I assume that you used your blinkers when you executed those turns .
p.p.s As a former MSF instructor, I would have had to ding you for not wearing gloves .
Agree 100% that everyone should take the course! I practice the learned skills every time I go out for a ride... I can now do full lock tight turn at a creep to the left.. Not quite able to continue doing it to the right..hahahaaa. After I took the course I started asking bicycle and Mcycle riders how they turn their bikes.... Haha they said "lean to turn".... Then the discussion would begin. Some looked and listened like I was crazy.... Push left to turn left... OMG!Great Post welcome to the club of legal riders. I have made good money and made friends leasing
my TW out to folks to pass the DMV test. A lot more challenging than it looks with a large bike
at slow speeds. I stopped the program though when I took the MSF course that excempts one from the test.
That course was awesome! I think everyone who rides on the street should take one. So now daze I tell folks it's cheaper
to take the course than lease my bike. I took the MSF course after being on the road for many many miles and was pretty impressed
with how much I could still improve. Amazing how many little things could be improved with someone watching me. Did I mention it
was a blast? Cowabunga! Learning/improving is great but dang me, somebody elses bike and a closed course? Hot Damn Tamale Ahab
that's a barrel of fun right there. Anything to up the ante on surviving the momo experience is a good thing to me. I suspect California
DMV would rather not do driving tests eh? Mandatory training makes mo sense I think. I was immortal when I got my permit at 15 in California
and it amazes me I survived the learning curve when I look back. I still have friends from that first course too!
But that was just a DMV test. He wasn't a MSF instructor, just a DMV employee. Gloves are not required by law.p.p.s As a former MSF instructor, I would have had to ding you for not wearing gloves .