Wanted my own bike and my independence......
First overnight trip
Always loved to ride dirt bikes and four wheelers, being the tomboy I am. When my bike-owning boyfriend and I broke up, their went my riding!! Enough of that dependence! So, I'm 44 and getting more intestinal fortitude by the day. I bought a new Harley Street 750 (financing deal sold me) with a warranty (haha) and started riding. My two-month anniversary was September 9 and it has been such a challenge!! I wonder at what point when I head out will I NOT get butterflies! Fortunately, I did take the MSF course and boy did it help. Also getting absolutely fitted for the bike has made all the difference. Unfortunately, no one in my circle is a biker so I've got to make some new friends!
The forums I have found online (especially this one) bring me such comfort and make me feel not so much like an idiot. And yes, I've dropped the bike, in great fashion - middle of Town.