Learning How To Ride A Motorcycle With A Passenger

Here you are, you have mastered all of the basics behind riding a motorcycle. You feel like you are ready for the open road and nothing can stop you. Then you realize that you have a problem – your girlfriend wants to come along with you on a ride this weekend. To the average rider, this would not be a problem, for you however, this is a serious issue as you have no experience with riding with a passenger. You have two choices either you tell her she can’t go, this will lead you to sleeping on the couch more than likely. The other option is to master the art of riding with a passenger real quick.

The option to learn is best for everyone involved. So here are the lessons you need to drive like a pro with your girlfriend behind you. Depending on the size of your girlfriend, you will need to master this a number of ways. The most common is through the use of a back pack with bricks or water balloons in it. The back pack tends to be a good place to begin as it allows you the chance to experience the sensation of a passenger and allows for limited risk to any other person should you have to ditch the bike. After the mastering of this has been accomplished, then it is time to move up to a little heavier of an object and that is that of a friend that is a little heavier than the backpack you were wearing. This will also give you the chance to ride with a passenger that is an actual person and will move as a real person would. This can give you the feeling that you will observe when a passenger is sitting behind you.

When going into a turn you need as does your passenger need to remember that you are carrying extra weight, this as a result means that you need to account for this to keep the bike from falling over and hitting the ground. Turning is one of the tougher lessons that will require you to not have a person on the bike with you until you have mastered this better. It is advised that you increase the weight that is in the backpack. Keep increasing the weight in an attempt to make the needed adjustments. You will before long feel that there is no weight and you will become accustomed to the weight and have no issues at all. You should also wear good boots, for example sidi motorcycle boots that are recommended by Motrev.

de027c830a0941fe4bc04228caba08feAll of these tips and tricks will be crucial in helping a person to get the most from the company of a passenger. You can now go home and tell your girlfriend that you and her can go on that trip that you had been planning. Having taken these tips into account will allow you to feel that you are a pro at riding a motorcycle and will make you appear to be a hero when it comes to carrying a passenger. Many people may have fear about this at first, but you along with these other riders will be able to master the hardest thing short of loading and unloading a motorcycle onto a truck. It is a winning situation, your girlfriend will see you as a hero, you and her can have a nice weekend all to yourselves. This may seem to be a tough lesson for you to learn, but if you are determined, then you can easily master this and then before long be the best rider that you can possibly be. This is just a matter of patience and time to get the most from your efforts.


Interview With Digital Band


How did you get involved with music?

“My dad got me into music, he’s been DJing for 35 years. He plays Soca, Reggae, and soul.”

What are your musical roots?

“Soca, Reggae, Hip Hop and Soul…”

How have these roots influenced your drum’n’bass production and the development of your sound?


“Yes they certainly have. I find when I stick to the flavour of my roots, I’m more relaxed in the studio.”

How did you get involved with drum’n’bass?

“I used to hire out my sound system to a few small venues locally.(1991,92) Through that I met Danny C,when I was doing a reggae gig in Colchester. He said that he’d like to use the sound system for a small Marquee. So I had a whole night of jungle, hardcore etc., and I loved every minute. In 1993, we produced our first single.”

Which producers do you think are standing out in the ever-expanding group of drum’n’bass producers in the UK and the world? Why do you think they stand out?

“Marcus & S.T, Dillinja, Spirit, Total Science and Shy FX… A combination of vocals, reggae, soul, dub and techno is a winner!!”

What is your prediction for the direction drum’n’bass is going to take in the new year?

“Drum&bass has a lot of different flavours again, which will attract lots of different people. The whole scene is buzzing… IT’S ON THE UP!!!”

What are your different roles in Phantom Audio/ Timeless/ Function etc?

“There is no method in the studio. I’ll make a few tracks, and decide which label it will represent.”

What are the different production methods/ styles you knowingly use when producing for the different labels you have released on ie. Reinforced, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware etc.?

“The artists on each of these labels have their own methods and it is good to feed of each other bringing on new styles and sounds. I’ll usually just send them a track and take it from there. When I make a track for someone in mind, it’s usually crap.”

What are the mechanisms of Spirit and your working together in terms of production and other aspects of running Phantom Audio?

“We go with the flow, enhancing each others ideas, both with the label and production.”

Why after so long have you decided to release an album?

“I had a lot more work to do before now. My early days with Timeless Records, Metalheadz and Photek Production days were good days, but there was only a handful of DJs playing the tracks. An album in those days would have been one side of me.”

Why have you chosen Function to release your album on?

“Function is a very relaxed label, a label with no stress or pressure. Function has released deep, dubby, ravey and experimental tracks, so ‘Dubzilla’ fits great. ”

What can we look forward to from ‘Dubzilla’?

“‘Dubzilla’ is my interpretation of Drum & Bass, redefining the core elements. The breakbeats, bongos and the bass.”

What are your thoughts about coming to Australia to play and about drum’n’bass growing outside of the UK in general?


“There’s plenty of DJs, producers and clubs representing worldwide, so I think 2002 will see the D&B scene grow even more worldwide.”

Where is your favourite place to DJ in and out of the UK and why?

“‘Source’ in Oxford, because it’s always BLAZING!! Outside the UK, Japan and New Zealand. PROPER RAVERS!!!”

Any last words…

“Watch out for Eljay & DJ Ruffstuff, DJ Probe, Genotype, DJ Baron & Brillo.”