I taught a class this last weekend. It's always fascinating to me how a group of diverse personalities blends with the two instructors into a group. That's one of the reasons I keep teaching. Next weekend will be another class. Different people, same process. Everybody's got their unique story but they all want the same ending.
In the next post I'll introduce you to one of my recent students. She'd never ridden before. When we have the students tell why they are in the class, she told us she wanted to be a "Harley Mama." I think you'll enjoy meeting her. In the meantime, though, I wanted to share something a little different for me.
Now that I've gotten the photography bug, I'm looking at things a little differently. Or maybe just looking at more things. When my classroom session was finished on Sunday afternoon, I dug out the Nikon and just wandered around taking some shots while the afternoon class rode. Careful not to make the students nervous, of course. There's always the people aspect. I thought it would be fun to record the other images of a class. Here's a few.
It seems like there's a lot of the color orange in an instructor's life. There's these small cones. Despite being so small, they have a huge part in the play. There's something magnetic about this color. Student's eyes are drawn irresistably to them!
Saturday had brought us a huge downpour. Water was standing on the parking lot. By Sunday the rain was past, but puddles remained. Water puddles contain their own worlds. The rain is a major pain in the rear when we're teaching. What it leaves behind can be fascinating.
I'll end this little journey with the artistic beauty of an instructor's bike. I think this one came out kind of nice. Once in a while an enthusiastic beginner gets lucky.
Hope you enjoyed this post. I had fun putting it together. Stay tuned for the next post. We'll go back to the human interest side. People are actually the most interesting part of teaching anyway!
Miles and smiles,