Testing 1-2-3 Testing

Pam
Wife, mom, grandmother, motorcyclist, and blogger.

Testing 1, 2, 3, Testing

After picking up the motorcycle manual and flipping through a few pages I quickly realized that this test was not going to be easy! Testing 1-2-3 Testing!

I am pretty clueless when it comes to the rules of the road for motorcycling. I don’t even know which hand has the brake lever and which the clutch. And what is a throttle?!

Hard to believe someday I will have a permit and then a license AND a motorcycle. {You’ve been warned. LOL}

I put myself on a deadline to take the permit test. My driver’s license was expiring on my birthday, so I decided to take the test when I went in to renew that.

It gave me about six weeks to study up. The manual went every where with me. Any chance I had I read it. I even took it with on vacation!

Testing 1-2-3 Testing

The day finally arrived to take my permit test and renew my driver’s license. I showed up before the DMV opened and got in line behind a couple of sixteen year olds. When the center opened we each walked in and had to say why we were there. When I said to take the motorcycle permit test the teens glanced over and chuckled. Okay, I don’t look like a typical biker, at least not like the ones we see on TV.

Testing 1-2-3 Testing - @helmetorheels blogger Pam

While the kids were waiting for their driving test I was brought over to take the written test. I felt like I was sixteen again and feeling the same pressure that these kids were under to pass! My test was on a computer and the results are given in real time. Awk. That means I’ll know immediately if I passed or failed the permit test.

I forgot how many questions there were on the test, but I passed. {It’s my Birthday! It’s my Birthday!} I think I only got one wrong. It was about insurance. I didn’t even remember reading about that sort of thing!

The good news is I remembered everything else! In the state of Minnesota holding a motorcycle permit allows you to ride during the day with a helmet and eye protection as long as you stay off the highways. Now I just need to learn how to drive one. That’s coming. I’m going to take a basic training class in the spring. Until then I am legal to drive one!

I am so glad you stopped by today! My name is Pam, this is my story of it all began. I started this blog to document my journey into motorcycling and along the way I met so many other lady riders with inspiring stories to tell I began to share theirs as well.

@helmetorheels - the beginning

About the same time I started this blog I joined Twitter (@helmetorheels) and began to meet other female motorcycle riders. These ladies were so inspiring to me because I found other newbies like me to life-long experienced riders who were willing to share encouragement, tips, and their friendship. I was welcomed where I was on my journey. What an incredible community I found online to fuel my desire to ride. 

Catch us on Instagram @helmetorheels and Pinterest @helmetorheels – we are just getting started!

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2 Responses

  1. So she passes the test, eh? I hope there weren’t any questions on the “troddle.” I’m assuming you meant “throttle.” HeeHee.

    This post reminds me how lucky I was to grow up with motorcyles around. By the time I took my written and driving test, I knew most of the stuff already. I wasn’t even nervous.

    Just wait til the driving test. Oh, I’m sorry. Did that make you nervous. LOL!

    1. Todd – you are the only person that pointed out the typo! Maybe you should become an editor?!

      FYI – I really don’t have to pass the driving test to ride in Minnesota! Sweet. With the permit – that I currently have in my possession – I can ride during the day (sunset in summer is ~9:30pm), with a helmet/eye wear, and on any road but the main highway! I’m good … after I learn how to ride!!

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