Finally bought a bike after taking the course in March...
(DFW Area, Texas)
...been behind the husband since I "let" him get a bike last year and felt like I didn't want to just be a passenger any longer. He's been riding for years, makes it look so easy. I knew I wanted a Kawasaki Vulcan Classic (as I'm a 'founding member' of our local chapter) but was concerned with the size, 800, 900, etc. Well I let the husband and chapter president talk me into a 1500. It's a beautiful bike and feels good, except for the boards, how do you get used to the foot boards instead of the pegs! I admit I took it out this afternoon for the first time and (as my husband says) "gently dropped" it. Now I can't seem to get the courage to get back on...those boards are throwing me for a loop!