Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Northern Virginia
or the son got scared the first time stopped and nearly dropped the heavy big-un (or did drop it) getting too close to the edge of the balance zone.
An experienced rider knows what works for themselves, and can only teach what they know from their point of view.
An experienced trainer has the "text book" answers that are the iterative distilation of the laws of the road, many thousands of riders, trainers, and students experiences and feedback, AND the experience, first as an assistant trainer, then as the prime trainer, in observing a student struggling and being able to identify the what and how, and has a gunny-sack full of alternate ways to describe the desired skill, with >90% success of an alternate 'model' clicking with the student.
I've even been a part of that feedback loop, critiquing a written test question and getting a 'good point' from the regional training manager.
2009 Honda Rebel 250; 2009 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit
"The bravest thing for me to do is admit when I am wrong" - unknown
HRF Answer #1 You should take the MSF Rider Course
HRF Answer #2 You need to clean your carburetor
HRF Answer #3 Sorry we assumed if you didn't say otherwise