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....
cheesewoman cheesewoman 18-21 Jul 21, 2010

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