I FINALLY DID IT!!!
Finally!! I've been in the parking lot since April! I have ventured out a little bit, driving straight home from the parking lot (3 miles). Today, after a rough start, ( I live on a hill ) I ran a long route and actually got up to speed. Fifty at some times, which is awesome for me! I was usually doing 25 in a 45 so this is a major accomplishment for me. I was so confident I told my hubby to stop following me in the car and go get his bike and we just rode up and down the street until I felt comfortable and we went on "a ride". A real ride. Just the both of us on our bikes. I can't tell you how excited I was. I feel like something clicked today and I'm so confident and know I can do this. Aside from not getting off our street (he had to do that for me) I had one wide right turn ( a bug went up my nose!) and missed second and caught neutral. Wow, what a rush. Can't wait to do it again!!