Seat Time

by Sharon
(Amherst, Ohio)

That is all I can say. The more seat time the better. Each ride I learn more and relax more.I got a new 2007 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100cc as I am a big girl and did not want to be buying up in 6 months... I now look for excuses to ride for the seat time....maybe a trip into town to return a T-shirt...experience with lights and traffic. Just to the kids to pick up the rent, more experience with kids and dogs running here and there...always watching, riding as if I am invisible. Working all the controls so I get familiar with their placement on the handle bars. I find I enjoy my solo rides a little more than following my husband as I am not trying so hard to keep up and watching for his turn signals and trying to keep a safe but close distance...all important but I have the rest of my life to hone these skills. Take a safety course...mine is scheduled next month, I have been riding 3 weeks today and look forward to learning how to handle in curves, sudden stops, etc. I wish I had learned sooner as menopause is wreaking havoc on my brain skills and hot flashes all suited up is well....you know ladies! So get that bike and like the one link I clicked on recently said.... Just do it! I do demand one thing of myself and hubby...before we can ride we have to walk or work out.....one needs to be fit for the long hauls and I am already planning a trip to Denver, CO to see my daughter. Won't she be surprized when her hot motorcycle mama drives up on her bike! :)

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Apr 30, 2009
Seat Time Question
by: Anonymous


You mentioned that you were a big girl..can I ask how tall you are?

I am 5'8" tall and just a beginner. I bought a BMW r1200gs. I too didn't want to have to trade up in only a few months. I have ridden a KLR650 for a just over a month, but this is my baby. Plus the seat height is just a tad and I mean a tad lower than the KLR, but the center of gravity on the BMW is lower than on the KLR. I pick up the Beemer this weekend and am looking forward to seat time in it. I guess I ask because I tend to get a lot of men and some women saying "oh that is too big for you"...and that was with the KLR, but I have an inseam of 32" and the balls of my feet are resting on the ground. I hate people telling me I can't or shooting me down because I am a girl.... you know they wouldn't say anything to a man who was 5'8". Answering my question just gives me fuel for my confidence. Thanks to all who respond.

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