I took the rider safety course in mid September and shortly after bought my first bike. I bought the bike I wanted and my husband was for it, but someone told him I would not be able to handle it. An HD 2011 Night Rod Special 1250cc and a little over 600 lbs. About 2 weeks later I was practicing in a parking lot going in and out, working on slow look press and roll, I get nervous turning. Well, I was looking where I didn't want to go...right at the curb...went over it and into a tree, not sure why I didn't brake, but I flew off came down on my head and did a few rolls onto the pavement. Since then I have ridden only a few times, one of being today. Our plan was to go thru the neighborhood and on to some back roads to country roads. I didn't even make it out of the neighborhood, my husband made a left hand turn and i couldn't even do it. I came to a stop walked her around and went back to my house. Geez, not even on her for 5 minutes and had to quit. My husband asked me if I was going to be able to get over this?? I don't know!! I haven't even ridden her over 35 mph. Too scared keep thinking about what happened, my husband keeps saying look where you want to go and you will be fine...but I still get really nervous.
Any suggestions?? pointers?? stories??
Thanks in advance!