2001 Honda Shadow VT600CD

by Elley
(New Port Richey, FL USA)

2001 Honda Shadow VT600CD

2001 Honda Shadow VT600CD

Over the last 4 years I have had a strong desire to get my motorcycle endorsement but never really had the guts to go for it. A close friend of mine, Kellie Murphy, really encouraged me that it can be done and I would have the time of my life if I just took the initiative and had confidence in myself. The only thing to lose was 225 and a lot of pride if I failed.

When I signed up for classes, I had already rode my husbands 2003 DYNA Superglide a few time in a school parking lot but only in first gear. His bike was SO intimidating and I never really felt comfy on it.

My training bike was a Suzuki 250... so small I felt like I was kissing my knees when I was riding it. I was SO determined to get it right the first time... but I failed. I didn't give up though, I went back for more torture! I was finally PARKING LOT certified, at the instructor told me I needed to practice OFF THE ROAD, in parking lots until I got it right.

That was in December of 2010. On Valentines Day, February 14, 2011 hubby surprised me with a 2001 Honda Shadow VT600CD.. FELL IN LOVE with her! I rode up and down my street for 3 weeks.

Then I called my bff and asked her if she would mind riding with me down to the local HD dealership about 7 miles away... OMG... what a TRUE feeling of freedom! I never wanted to get off of her.. I wanted to keep going!

I now ride her to work every day as long as there is no threat for rain. I look for places to go that's more than 50 miles away.. Other friends have taken me on winding roads. gone to events and am having more fun than I have ever had!

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Jul 15, 2011
by: Lynn - Port Charlotte, FL

Elley I also live on the Gulf coast. Isn't it wonderful that we can ride year round! When I tell people the number of miles I do every year they are surprised, but then I remind them that I'm able to ride year round. Although if I know our summers showers are heavy that day, I will take my car to work. Congrats to you for not giving up! I love your bike!

Jul 07, 2011
by: Yvonne - NC

We were in Fl for the month of March, rode over 2500 miles. Rode to Daytona the last bike weekend and south to Key West and everywhere in between. When we got back to NC I was super ready for my road test. Made it the 1st time, but it wasn't easy, too slow. lol I have since put on another 2000 miles. Got to love the song "Me and My Shadow". Keep the rubber on the road.:)

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