Originally Posted by haithabu
To be fair to Harleyryder she appears to be quite safety conscious from reading her blog. She did the PLP when she began and took the MS course when it was suggested to her after a few weeks riding. She is certainly aware of the risks:
I guess she isn't concious enough to realize that they only have time to teach theory and drills in most rider courses. Whether or not one practices the material in a closed area (until proficient enough to not be a rolling danger on public roads) is up to the individual.
The main question remains...Why buy a bike (especially a FIRST bike) that you have no hope of handling safely?