Monday, June 15, 2009

Bummer

This past weekend, the husband and I had our motorcycle riding training course. At the end of the course we are all tested and then given licenses. I did so well all weekend long, but then come the test, I totally f*@dek it up. I failed. It was a sad story. We had to do a quick stop exercise. I was riding along at 15mph in 2nd gear, then had to downshift and stop. Maybe because I was nervous, or maybe a little to cocky, I screwed it all up. Instead of grabbing the front brake that is in front of the throttle, I grabbed the throttle, increased speed and lost control of the bike. This resulted in the bike falling on top of me. If someone drops the bike, they automatically fail :(

I learned one great lesson though. To always, always, always wear a helmet. If I wasn't wearing my helmet I would most likely have half a shaved head and several stitches. My whole body went down and I smacked my head hardcore on the ground. One concussion is enough for a year! Thank goddess I was wearing a helmet. At least I got one fansmashinglytastic battle wound out of it. Almost the entire inside of my left calf is covered with an ugle bruise.

I can go to the local DMV and retest at any time. Right now I am looking for someone with a small enough bike to take the test with. My hog is too big and will be hard for me to make the tight turning radii with. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be writing and telling all of you of a better testing experience.

I have a rubber butt, I bounce back. I will not give up and soon I'll be riding with my neighbor who'll teach me all about being a tough ass riding bitch. I can't wait.

7 comments:

LuLu Lake said...

Aww! I am sorry! I bet you pass next time!
Someday I want to get a bike, but until then I am just the passenger enjoying the ride :-)

Intense Guy said...

Practice practice practice! Its going to take more than a week to learn how to ride a husky bike with confidence and safety.

Now get back on that Hog and ride!!

:)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh My!!! I would never won't to get on it again.

But, thats me...I hope you pass it next time!

carma said...

Consider it a good learning experience - now you will probably never do that again! And glad to hear you are OK :-)

Mommy With a Penis said...

You're pretty much a bad ass aren't you? And you read Shakespeare!! Nothing goes better with a well worn hog than a Shakespeare buff. "A hog, a hog, my kingdom for a hog."

Let us know when you finally get your license. Hutch

LuLu Lake said...

Okay. Here are the rules to Civil War. This game gets you drunk! Enjoy!

3 people to a team. Each player has 3 cups in front of them with beer in it (simililar to beer bong). Cups are placed in a triangle.

You have 3 ping pong balls. And you just start shooting. You don't wait for a team to be done. Whoever gets the ball that's who throws it. You can fight for the ball(s) too. The object is to take each team out. Once a player is out of cups then they are out of the game. They are allowed to steal balls for the players still playing. The team to get all the other players out wins.
ALSO- if a player shoots a ball in your cup. You cannot shoot a ball until you have drank everything in that cup.

I hope I explained that good enough! Let me know what you think if you play! Anymore questions about it - just ask :-)

Enjoy!

strugglingwriter said...

That stinks! You'll get 'em next time, though.

Plus, battle scars are always cool :)