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Learning to ride a motorcycle
This past March, I participated in the motorcycle safety course taught through Cabrillo College Extension. With May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, I urge people who are thinking about getting a bike for the first time or who have been riding for years to take this course. There, I learned key core skills of operating a motorcycle -- starting, stopping, collision avoidance, riding over debris and the importance of being aware of my surroundings. Below are links to cell phone video I shot of instructors Colleen Sepulveda, a lieutenant with the Santa Cruz police department, and Conrad Sudduth, manager of the Scotts Valley recreation department.