Always Wanted to Ride My Own
Me and Raven
I have been riding on the back of one guys bike or another since I was 14 and I had always dreamed of riding on my own. Took the MSF classes and they weren't for me, don't know how to use the clutch and for now, really don't want to learn either. I was lucky enough to find a really nice old Hondamatic last summer and at age 50 I got it, got on it and took off and have barely gotten off of it since. Now that I have the basics of riding, turning, balancing, etc, down like a pro it's time to move into a larger bike and learn the shift and clutch deal. I need to learn on my own and at my own pace and not with a couple of men at an MSF class barking at me for two days. I currently live in one of the best places for riding year round - Arizona - and in the last six months I have made some of the best friends I could hope for and all because of riding. I now ride with the American Legion and the Patriot Guards. I am soon making a possible job move to Alaska and I am really excited at not only a new adventure there but also in how many new people I can meet in the riding community in a new city and location.
Besides loving to ride flat out simple I love the feeling of freedom from knowing that I no longer have to wait to meet a man to be able to enjoy the riding. Plus I am never in short supply of men to date now that I do ride, after all what man can resist a chick in leather on her own bike ? lol My shining moment was the day my then boyfriend made a backhanded joke that I no longer "needed him" now that I rode on my own and bought my own bike and I laughed and reminded him that I never really "needed him" but come to think of it now that I have a new 400 pound boyfriend, yeppers, he was right I didn't need him at all. And I said goodbye and rode off !!!