Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: coogee beach nsw australia
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for zero single track experience [incl pushies] start at the start,, familiarising with the thing itself, its weight [when held or sat upon etc], thus becoming part of/learning its combined c of g, including just holding it y off stand to sitting astride both feet grounded, moving it forward and back engine off - which brings in front brake [etc], is a good way to 'break the ice' and develop confidence and basic control.. incremental steps well practiced remove certain fears novices have of the unknown, including their ability to control thus enjoy cycling from the start..
as teacher/partner you can pick up on various areas needing extra input, demonstration or extra practice.. first lessons can then be repeated engine on,
such as moving forward with some engine assist - thus clutch and throttle control.. be teacher first.. ie, patient, persistant, encouraging etc..
[ive also taught novice road riders, starting on any safe level surface, one object being to not, drop the bike, ever..
fast forward to actual riding skills development, i favour straight line runs first, on say a very quiet long straight road, no exits etc, for throttle control and engine braking, with braking for stopping.. once good braking is established, light gravel can serve for feeling controlled brake locking..