I went to my big road ride yesterday.... OMG, it's so much fun!!! Everything I went through, it's totally worth it!!
As a group we went from Surrey to downtown to New West. then back to Surrey. A total of 4 hrs of riding and I had so much fun.
Got some problems with the bike at the end though, the cluch on my bike burn out and I couldn't shift up on the highway... a 90km/h highway, I was only going 80... so embrasing... and cuz it was only a one-way radio, I couldn't talk to the instructor (Mark), and he kept telling me to "speed up", "work with the throttle", "give more gas"...etc, and I was just yelling to myself the whole time "come on... go go go"... but the bike just doesn't go... anywayz, at the end I pulled over and after the instructor checked the bike, he parked it on a side street and I rode on his bike's back... OMG...Mark (my instructor who is also a 6 –Time Supersport Champion) shifts super super smoothly!! I heard about it, but it's hard to believe how smooth it is until you sit @ his back. Crazy, I was trying to hard to feel his shift, even when I look @ him pushing and relasing the cluch, i just feel nothing!! Such a great expereince... haha.... I should say I was lucky that my bike didn't work at the end.. hee....
Actually I am still not sure that if I burned the clutch. Everyone told me that I didn't do it, it's the bike's problem. But then i keep thinking that they are just saying that so that I won't loss my confident on riding. I don't know... but i am just confused, I was taught that the cluches on the bikes won't burn, we can cluch and gas @ the same time. In fact, that how we should control our speed in turns. But if that's so, why did the cluch on my bike got burn out?