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post #1 of 5 Old 07-31-2006, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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PA driver's test

Does anyone know exactly what the Pennsylvania motorcycle driver's test includes? I have my test scheduled for Thursday of this week.

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Took the test this morning, and passed.

Good thing I practiced in an empty school parking lot last night. I had no idea how much room the DMV would give me, so I practiced tigher and tighter figure eights until I was satisfied. I also practiced panic stops, and did some swerving/accident avoidance manuevers.

They give you a 24' box to do three consecutive figure eights, and you may not put a foot down.
Man, that 24' box on the DMV lot looked small! I actually lost count of how many figure eights I did , and had to ask the DMV guy while I was turning. I also had to demonstrate the controls, make a left-hand turn, and accelerate while making at least one gear change.

Overall, no biggy, but I have been riding for almost 30 years, and this is not my first motorcycle licence.

BTW, I highly recommend practicing as I did last night. It does wonders for your confidence. I also occasionaly practice panic stops on deserted roads at more "normal" rates of speed.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-04-2006, 12:28 AM
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Have you taken a course? My old man has been riding for a long time, but just recently learned how to do real "countersteering" to quickly swerve. Did it before, but now he's concious of it. And he's got alot of miles under his belt. Learn something new all the time I guess.
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No, I have not taken a course. I tried to sign up for one, but there weren't any openings until later this year. I will take the course, I just wanted to get my license so I wasn't "illegal" if I was out riding didn't make it home before dark.

You are correct: You are never too old to learn. I'm a teacher, and I always tell my students that I am still learning every day.

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I learned more about riding when teaching the MSF course than any other time. The most comprehensive learning comes from teaching.

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