November 9, 2008

Back in the Saddle

Here's the long-promised motorcycle piece from yesterday's Star. Column will be posted tomorrow...

If I can talk editor Mark Richardson into getting them to me, he took some more pics of me going really, really fast.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me start first by saying: Thank you Lorraine for such an insightful article on the Rider Training Program at Humber. You have captured the spirit of the course and have provided a summary that all are able to enjoy.

Secondly - I have to set the record straight.

"And then I flunked."

What? Not really Lorraine. Let's review: In your own words:

"For the life of me, I could not stay balanced on the bike."

And then, not much more than 24 hours later:

"Swerving, smooth braking, sudden braking, conering, entering curves, stopping in curves, exiting laneways, proper steering techniques, hand signals and speed control."

Does that sound like failure? I didn't think so. In fact - kudos to you for the successes that you have so obviously enjoyed over the weekend. And hey - I'm pretty sure that there was even a smile or two thrown in there for good measure on your part.

So let's review:

New experience, lots of new skills, some pretty darn good Instructors, nice people to share it all with. Although they will be reluctant to admit it - an increased amount of respect from your kids and all of this topped of with a bit of fun.

Failure? No. Sorry Lorraine - just a small inaccuracy in your original piece. You did a GREAT job and you should be very proud of what you have accomplished.

Best wishes, happy trails and keep the shiny side up.

Andy Hertel
Manager, Humber College
Motorcycle Rider Training Program

November 10, 2008 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I'm glad you flunked. I don't want you riding one of those things.


p.s. however, a scooter would be fine.

November 11, 2008 10:44 AM  

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