Good topic Toby!
Personally I learnt to “operate” lot of different types of transportation, trucks, cars, smaller boats, bus and similar.
For example it looks easy to operate small rubber boat with small “outside” engine, but if you are not familiar with it you can end up crashing it very easy instead of “docking”, even in very very slow speeds.
So it make sense to try everything while you have chance.
I admit my knowledge is pretty much basic when it comes to maintenance of different vehicles, while it is pretty good for short distances and solving small problems.
Bike is cool tool for survival, even only for help in carrying loads.