So today is the first day of my motorcycle course I am taking at Century College in Minnesota. To my surprise, there are more older people than I thought. I am in my early 20′s and I would say 80% of them are over the age of 35. There were some few guys who were well knowledge about their machine so I’m guessing they’ve been riding for a while already and could just be taking the course for safety and lowered insurance.
What we did
This first day was all about classroom discussion and test so if you are thinking about taking the course, make sure you bring a pen or pencil.
We were handed a book which has important and useful information to stay safe and alive. The next 5-6 hours consisted of watching some really old tapes on DVD and going through the sections in the book and answering the questions in small groups; it was very boring.
If you listen to the instructor and pay attention to the answers to the book from other groups, you will do fine in the Test. On this note before I forget, at the end of the day, you have to pass the “Celebration of knowledge” test, which is basically a Test to make sure you understood what they taught you. It is very important that you pass this test or else you will not be allowed to enter the Riding part of the course. To pass, you must score better than 40/50. I got 46/50 which wasn’t too bad.
The time went by slow but I am excited to get on a bike and ride in the next part.