Can't Ride A Bike, Can't Ride A Motorbike?

Okay, so I've grown up never knowing how to really ride a bicycle. I've had several chronic illnesses which lead to me being bed bound for the main duration of my childhood, leaving me unfamiliar with a lot of things - like bike riding, swimming etc.

I am now 21 years old, out and about and really just a normal person (after two heart operations and a lot of rest!). But seriously, no health problems now.

My partner and I decided it would be fun to see if we could get motorbike licenses (we both drive cars already). There is a training centre near us so we booked a free lesson to try it out. Now my partner rides normal push bikes a LOT, so he got on a motorbike for the first time and off he went circling the arena. I on the other hand, couldn't even move it in a straight line! How embarrassing. Apparently this is due to my lack of balance having never really learnt to ride a push bike first.

Has anyone else had this problem or is it just me being completely daffy? I really couldn't ride it straight at all and was nearly falling off every other second, my balance is awful and I feel like I made a real Pratt out of myself. How lame.

I guess I just need some cheering up and motivation, I've been told to learn on a push bike and then go back and try again in a few weeks... I'm nervous now that I just can't do it... Last time I tried to ride a push bike it was awful and wobbly....
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1 Response Jul 21, 2010

I'm 23. My partner is teaching me to ride a push bike. I can manage a straight line but corners... Different story. Haha I'm still quite wobbly In a straight line. People in my street must be looking at me like I'm a daft going up and down the street. But we all have to learn things. Its not easy so you will be wobbly at first. I'm not embarrassed can't wait to be off 😊