Got it All Under Control!
Practicing In a Parking Lot
My husband got me a new 2009 silver/grey Suzuki Boulevard C50 SE for my birthday in March. It's a very comfortable bike, center balanced, and with floor boards with toe and heel shifting... soooo easy! I am 5'6", weigh 126lbs and this bike fits me perfectly. It looks big, but it's very easy to handle and a smooth ride. And yes, you can still lean into curves despite the floor boards. Last weekend, May 13-15, we took the MSF Motorcycle Course (http://online2.msf-usa.org/msf/Default.aspx). Hubby already took the course back in 2006 when he got his HD Night Train, but did it again with me just to support me. It was a lot of fun and I recommend it to anybody, even if you already have your license but never done the course it will teach you things you might never have thought of. Besides that, a lot of insurance companies will give you a discount when you've done the course. Monday we went to the DMV with my certificate and I did the written test. Yayyy I passed! After that I practiced riding around the block, and two afternoons in an empty parking lot. Hubby wasn't gonna let me hit the road before he was confident I had it all under control, and that I was confident myself. Plus at the course you will ride small 250CC bikes, so I had to get used to my 800CC and much bigger bike. Yesterday, three days after I took the course, I rode 80 miles of back roads and through a city with heavy traffic, with my husband on his bike behind me. And it went great! WE are so proud of ME!