How to get to the parking lot for practice
My husband and I took the MSF class together and passed. I knew from the start I should get a 250, either Rebel or V Star but ended up with a Burgman 650.
I have been riding bicycle for many years and we did well in the training class. Since I am over 50 I'm not as fearful as I was 25 years ago. So my first run post riding it around the parking lot at the dealership was up the neighbors driveway as it was long and had a turn around at the top. Well I can say the turn around was not as big as I needed and I dumped the Burg. I took it out a few days later to a local school to practice my turns but the lot was not large enough and it made me uncomfortable. On the way home I stopped at a stop sign and I'm not sure what happened but I laid it down again. Good thing a full face helmet hides a lot of the embarrassment as the gentleman behind me helped me lift it back up.
The thing scares me to death now. Reading all the post on Her Motorcycle is helping that I am not alone in this. I know that if I can get to a parking lot and get in some hours of practice I will be able to over come this fear.
The problem is getting to a lot that I feel is big enough and I don't have to worry about running into curbs, side of buildings ect until I can get to a comfort zone of taking it out on the road.
Any tips on how to do this if you don't have a friend to or a trailer to haul the bike to a safe place?