Got it All Under Control!

by Linda

Practicing In a Parking Lot

Practicing In a Parking Lot

My husband got me a new 2009 silver/grey Suzuki Boulevard C50 SE for my birthday in March. It's a very comfortable bike, center balanced, and with floor boards with toe and heel shifting... soooo easy! I am 5'6", weigh 126lbs and this bike fits me perfectly. It looks big, but it's very easy to handle and a smooth ride. And yes, you can still lean into curves despite the floor boards. Last weekend, May 13-15, we took the MSF Motorcycle Course (http://online2.msf-usa.org/msf/Default.aspx). Hubby already took the course back in 2006 when he got his HD Night Train, but did it again with me just to support me. It was a lot of fun and I recommend it to anybody, even if you already have your license but never done the course it will teach you things you might never have thought of. Besides that, a lot of insurance companies will give you a discount when you've done the course. Monday we went to the DMV with my certificate and I did the written test. Yayyy I passed! After that I practiced riding around the block, and two afternoons in an empty parking lot. Hubby wasn't gonna let me hit the road before he was confident I had it all under control, and that I was confident myself. Plus at the course you will ride small 250CC bikes, so I had to get used to my 800CC and much bigger bike. Yesterday, three days after I took the course, I rode 80 miles of back roads and through a city with heavy traffic, with my husband on his bike behind me. And it went great! WE are so proud of ME!

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May 23, 2011
You and Your Bike
by: jp

Awesome, and you're looking so very good on it sista.

May 20, 2011
by: Linda

Thank you all for your nice comments. I appreciate it a lot :-)

May 20, 2011
by: Sandra

You look GREAT on your Boulevard!! I agree, it is the perfect size bike...nice and big, yet light and nimble for a cruiser.

Great choice!

May 20, 2011
Congrats to you now enjoy!
by: Sassy2731

I remember those first days of riding. Just keep taking it one ride at a time as you venture further and further. Enjoy riding with your husband also. Before you know it you will be calling it your Wind Therapy as I do. It is just something about getting in the wind that clears your head and relaxes you. Have fun and stay safe in your journeys!

May 20, 2011
Wonderful Feeling
by: Lynn - Florida

Now all the fun begins! Thanks for sharing Linda. I agree that even if you have your license, the course is a great refresher. I'm thinking of taking the advanced course soon. Have a wonderful time riding with your nice hubby!

May 19, 2011
It's Only the Beginning
by: Angie

Way to go honey... Enjoy the roads that lead to nowhere but fun and freedom.

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