Will I Ever Ride?
Got my license on July 10, 2013 at age 54 and put about 150 miles on my Rebel and had it under control. Just bought my Slim a week ago and now have dumped it six times -- all cosmetic damage, I am fine. Each dump was at stop signs. Today I left my development for the roads for the first time and dumped the bike 4 times. Stop at end of street looking at a cop car, at a stop leaving the development when car turning, stop at a light on busy road downhill with a lean to road and stop coming into the development don't know why. Everything else going well but just can't seem to get my stops steady. Now have no confidence, can't understand why I can't control the bike coming into a stop and for awhile felt like giving up altogether. Just feel like I will never learn to ride and it is something I want more than anything I wanted for a long time. I keep picturing the day of enjoying a ride for all the reasons why we ride, just not sure I will get there. All of you ladies of the forum have been my inspiration and have given me courage to get to this point but now I am starting to think about throwing in the towel. Feeling very down and sad :(