Something for the Newbies
by Lori Bell
Really like this forum. I thought I’d write something to the new riders. I’ve been riding for 6 years and when I was a new rider I got online and read everything I could find about other riders’ experiences – what to do and what not to do! I researched everything that I could find about riding (forums, magazines, watched videos about riding, etc). It helped so much, and don't ever be shy or intimidated about asking a more experience rider about riding. You’ll find varied opinions, but pretty much I found consistency in answers and advice. I started riding at age 47 (I just turned 53 this month). Riding my motorcycle is my passion and I’ll never give it up as long as I am physically able to ride. If I ever get too old to lift my bike off its kickstand I’ll get a trike! Practice, practice … and practice some more. I always say the difference between a being a mediocre rider and an excellent rider can be the difference between life and death. Keep riding ladies – we need more of us out there.