Am I the only one?
I recently took a MSF class. I had decided that I was doing it before I turn 40. I've wanted to ride for years now. I was on the back when my Dad had a bike, and always enjoyed the ride. So now I've done it. I purchased a Honda Shadow Spirit 750. Since I'm still getting used to the idea, I keep her in the neighborhood. I've dropped her once. Took a turn wrong, ended up stopping with the wheel turned and we all know what happened then. It fell on me. I did manage to get her back up on my own, and rode some more.
But I don't want to always ride in the neighborhood, I want to go out on the open road. But I'm afraid of the speed, or the fact that I may have to stop really fast. I'm not sure which. Am I the only person who was afraid of going faster? I don't want this to have been a mistake. I'm hoping that this is just a practice some more and I'll feel more comfortable. I also kind of think that if I had someone to ride with, it might give me some confidence. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who rides.