Starting On An Incline
(Los Angeles, CA)
Although I've ridden on the back of my husbands bike for almost 20 years, I've just now gotten my own bike and have put about 70 miles on it so far. I took the MSF course, and I realize that the rest of the training comes with the experience and I'm learning more with each ride. The one thing that still has me scared however, is starting on an incline. I had to do this on my first ride as I was stopped at a light. When it turned green, I was in a panic to switch from brake to gas, I stalled, rolled back and dropped the bike. I found myself in the same situation on the second ride. This time I tried easing off on the foot brake while feathering the clutch and gas, but I was shaking so bad and panicking so much that it took me two lights to get through the intersection! Any advise on this?