Any advice for a newbie who is going to get on her bike for the first time?
I took the MSF course about 2 months ago. ( maybe a little longer) I passed and bought myself a duc(620). I loved it when I took the course and practiced. Now Im terrified to get on my own bike and ride in the streets. Is this fear normal? I think what Im mostly afraid about is shifting ( I never knew how to use a manual however in my MSF course I seemed to do ok with upshifting and downshifting in class ( although we really only went up to gear 3). I also am afraid that I might do something that might get me hurt ( not looking through a corner all the way, locking brakes, ) Im just afraid of panic. I definitely want to ride though. Its so exciting! Plus I have alot of friends that I can ride with. My BF is also a good teacher and he told me he will take me out and practice in parking lots and stuff. How can I get over this fear and is it normal?