Dropped it... AGAIN!
(Alpine, Big Bend Region, Texas)
I'm a newbie, having just taken the safety course weekend before last, and getting my license on 3/20. I was the only inexperienced rider in my class (Texas has a new endorsement requirement and many experienced riders are having to take the course). I scored the best on the skills test at the end of class. I was anxious, scared, nervous, all those things about the course, but I came out feeling good combined with a very healthy respect (fear?). I took the course on a small Kawasaki (125 maybe, I don't know) and I got a '95 Honda Pacific Coast (800 cc). I do feel that it's right for my first one and fits me well. I've dropped it - TWICE - both times when trying to go from a complete stop to turn left out of a parking space. The PC is too heavy for me to pick it up by myself. A student (I work at a university) helped me pick it up today. Ego took a beating! I'm frustrated. I've watched lots of videos on youtube and can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Other things that I do wrong, I can "feel" the wrong moves, and can correct them. I hear my instructor's voice in my ear, too, but now, I'm very frustrated. Want to park it, but know that I must get out there again tomorrow. Help! I've ridden about 200 miles total since class, and the curvy, twisty, mountainous highway roads in my area don't bother me. It's the dang parking lots that scare me!