OK ladies, I've bought a 250 Suzuki to practice my riding skills or lack of skills. I've ridden in the parking lot for awhile. Now I want to venture out onto the neighborhood streets. My question is "how do you get over the nerves"? I enjoy my practice in the parking lot once I go but am always anxious before I start. Once I go, I'm fine. Figure anxious on the street is not a good thing. Any advise on how to get over these feelings. Do they go away in time? or do I have to learn to deal with them? Sometimes I let these feelings stop me from going then regret I did that. I see and hear of other beginner riders who just seem to get on their bikes and go with no nervous feelings. I want to be one of those women but guess it isn't in my DNA. This makes me feel like I am the only one that feels this way although I know that can't be true. I've taken the MSF course and did not pass. I want to get rid of these feelings so I can take it again without feeling like I am going to throw up before starting. Not passing, was a big confidence killer. But, I know I can do this; if I could just get rid of these feelings. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Or is it just, practice, practice, practice? Do it anyway!