Find a mentor
(Elk Grove, CA)
I started out riding a dirt bike as a young girl and rode until about the age of 25. My family was into off-roading through the deserts of California. There was an older gentleman in our group that I looked up to. He had a lot of valuable advice in how to handle different riding situations, I followed his lead much of the time. A lot of time lapsed between when my off-road riding career ended and I began riding the highways (about 15-years), but after taking the rider safety course, I have another very fine experienced rider/mentor that I look up to for advice. My advice to you is to find a safe, experienced rider to guide you in developing good riding skills...you'll be glad you did! Stay safe and upright!