Saturday, January 29, 2011

Enlightening Techniques in 2B course

In appreciation of the efforts placed on me by many of the dedicated riding instructors in BBDC, I would like to share on some of the "secret formulas" that have been imparted to me from them! =)

  1. Slalom -  Ensure legs are grabbing the fuel tank really tight! This may sound pretty obvious but you never know about it's effectiveness until you have done it! Normally we tend to move our thighs left and right throughout the course trying to balance ourselves. Actually this is not ideal, thighs should always be STICKing to the fuel tank from start till end even though if you feel like you are falling!
  2. S course (figure 8) - Go through the course by FEELING instead of keep looking at the kerb or the front of your bike's wheel. The dedicated instructor made me ride behind him (not as pillion) for many rounds in the S course while making sure (with a loud hailer) that i look constantly at his back instead of the ground. Truly, I was scared stiff then! Everything was in a blur and I was lucky to come out of the course alive! I was surprised that I've completed so many rounds without hitting the kerb at all. When out, I asked him on why he was so certain that I will not hit the kerb. Enlightenment came when he said.... "Going through the course is by FEELING with the correct eye point instead of constantly estimating the distance from the kerb at the front of your wheel". My timing in the S course is never the same again...
  3. U turn - Step on the rear brake while turning, ensure engine sound is "loud" enough and constant. Stepping on the brake while turning helps to make sure that our speed is constant so that the bike will not wobble at low speed. As ladies, I observe that a number of us tend to be light-throttle. The instructor noticed my engine sound was insufficient immediately and demo to me on the correct sound level. Truly, I thought that it sounded noisy and this might be penalized for excessive revving of engine at first. After observing other instructors and other steady u-turn learners, I realize that the sound level is indeed the correct one, it was just me who was too light-throttle earlier.

Well, these are techniques that definitely have helped me in attaining enlightenment for the respective courses. After all, not everyone learn things in the same way. I do hope that they might be useful to some of you too! But don't slam me if they do not prove to be useful to you too!! =P

ps: For some of you who are thinking of picking up riding, you can check out the 2B motorbike riding course details at the various driving centers. Website to Bukit Batok Driving Center:

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