Spring is upon us – albeit intermittently in Colorado – and the motorcycles are out, including mine. I started riding last October, and I started the best way possible: with a class.

Following is my experience with the MSF BasicRider course, including details on what we did, and what I got from it. I strongly encourage any motorcyclist, total newbie or experienced, to take this class. Heck, even if you’re just looking for something to do over a weekend, this is great fun in addition to being useful.