These are wise, WISE words. If I had a dime for every time I read somebody write-- usually here at ADV-- that failing the BRC means you'll never get the hang of it, you're a danger to yourself and small children, you don't belong on a public road-- I'd have enough money to buy every bike I've ever wanted. The MSF isn't hard, but it's not easy, either. Not for a new rider who may not have ever been on a bike before that weekend, who is worried about screwing up and/or hurting themselves (or others). We're all like Rossi now, but that first time on a bike is still scary as hell for 99.9% of us, and skill and confidence only come with practice and achievement. And accidents and mistakes and unavoidable goofs DO happen, even to the most experienced riders-- why the surprise (and worse, scorn) when they happen to complete novices? Everyone learns at their own pace, and the a$$holes who insist that if you don't have it down in 10 hours of parking lot riding are ignorant of those among us who need *12* hours for everything to just click. If she wants to take it again, take it again.