Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I Got My Motorcycle Endorsement (by HF)

image found here thanks to Mrs. Fuzz
A few weekends ago, after selling a ton of gear I didn't need anymore, I attended a Harley Davidson Riders Edge course.  This class is kind of like drivers ed for motorcycles.  This new rider course was great.  The instructors were excellent and the facilities were perfect for what we were learning.  The course lasted four days with two days being spent in the classroom and two on the range riding.  By the end of the course everyone in the class was riding with confidence.  We all passed our in house driving tests and after the class it was off to get my motorcycle endorsement.  Because the Riders Edge, New Rider course is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation class, I received an MSF certification card, which allowed me to waive the driving test at the DMV.

A week later, after selling more stuff on ebay, I bought a bike.  I am now the proud owner of a Suzuki Intruder 800.  I have begun riding to work and around town and I don't know how I ever traveled on anything else.  If you are interested in learning how to ride a motorcycle, I highly recommend the Riders Edge course at your local Harley Davidson shop or another Motorcycle Safety Foundation course in an area near you.

Mrs. Fuzz: And I would like to add that I am responsible for this dream made into a reality. I am the one that made him sell a bunch of his crap stuff to get the bike, pay for his class, and get a snazzy leather jacket, boots, and a helmet. I had no idea he had enough junk to pay for it all, but it keeps on coming out of the woodwork! Jokes aside, I really wanted him to get a bike, I don't have any scared issues with him riding, and I can't wait to ride behind him! It's also a more economical way for him to get to work than driving a car.

9 comments:

Meadowlark said...

Seriously, I didn't read much after I started snickering at the line that said "A few weekends ago, after selling a ton of gear I didn't need anymore" although I did catch "A week later, after selling more stuff on ebay". In those few words, you, Kind Sir, have just sounded the death knell for many young officers with dreams of buying new toys. :) And for that, the wives thank you.

{still snickering}...
Ride safe

Pam Landy said...

Love it! I applied for a desk job at Ducati USA a few years back... with zero riding experience. To fake it, I walked into a Ducati dealership and asked the sales associate to tell me everything he knew. I reassembled that info in a confident cover letter and got an interview offer... the same day I accepted another job. I still haven't gotten a bike, but I sure like the idea of it:) Post some hot fotos when you get 'em!

CM said...

Congrats! Just be careful riding. As you know, there are a lot of idiots out there.

So does your dept have a motors unit? In time, that might be a good fit.

mindy said...

super cool biker dude!! be safe!

Slamdunk said...

Congrats.

Now watch out for all of the really inattentive drivers.

Sister Copinherhair said...

I can't wait to ride with Indubitably. He plans to save money on gas by taking his bike to work too but it has been raining so much and is supposed to keep raining until July. Please send us better weather!

MotorCop said...

Now you've done it. You'll be a tin-hearted wretch out crushing souls just like me in no time!!

Anonymous said...

Seeing friends die on bikes and one other get his leg amputated ended my love for motorcycles. At least until our kids are out of the house and I don't have to worry if their guardians will do as good as job as we would!

Wonder if there is some way to get my cop DH to sell a bunch of crap and NOT buy a bike??

Ethan Rehman said...

How's your motorcycle now? Would you mind to post some of pictures of it? I would love to see it. By the way, congratulations on getting your new bike!