Animals on the Road
Just found your site - so nice to see a woman on a sport bike! I have a Honda 599 and around here everyone is on a Harley with absolutely no protective gear so I stick out like a sore thumb. My questions are: avoiding animals on the roads-deer, dogs, skunks etc. We have a ton of deer around here and I have gone rolling and skidding down the road due to one. My bike and my knee were out of commission for about a month. I am much more afraid of another deer than a car. I have heard all kinds of stories - don't slow or swerve - just hit it. I do drive slow where I know they cross the road often but if one comes straight out of the ditch, it is on me before I even see it.
Also, lifting your bike after a fall. Is there a trick to lifting a sport bike compared to a larger cruiser. When mine is down, it is flat and I can't really get my rear down low enough to push against the seat, the way so many help videos tell you to do.
I am 5'4", 53 years old - this will be my 3rd summer of riding and I love it. I wear every piece of protective gear that I can and have built up my boots so I can be flat footed when I stop. I have no other woman to ask questions. I can ask the guys at the Honda dealership but what they say to do often doesn't help me out!
I really hope to hear from you. Thank you!!