I get...." Are you Crazy?!"
by Sharon Glass
(Amherst , Ohio)
I am a 49 year old woman whose kids are grown and who could not get my husband to come in and sit and learn to crochet with me so.....instead of me sitting, watching old movies and praying for his safe return.....I said, "Buy me a new bike and I will learn to ride with you!" ( He has 2, 1978 KZ1000's) Well, a few days later I had a new 2007 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100cc, Candy Black Cherry, and was on my way! That was 3 weeks ago today. I have put 608 miles on it and have not looked back. I love it! Each time I ride I relax and enjoy it abit more. Last Sunday we went on our "First Annual Father's Day Run" what a way to celebrate the man I have loved these 30 years. I am taking a safety course the end of July and upon successful completion of the course will have my MC endorsement. I am already bugging him to ride to Denver to see our oldest daughter.... the kids think it is kind of crazy/cool but say to go for it. They know I did not approve of a lot of the things they were doing!
A lot of folks say I am crazy.... I say they are dull and boring.... I even got my hair cut short last week to help with the dreaded helmet hair! It is short, sharp and ready to ride. The only way to catch me at home now is if it is raining or dark outside! I told Rich, "Be careful what you wish for!" He says he has created a monster. I Googled "How to ride a motorcycle " and the first link I clicked on said, "Just do it!" So that is my advice to you ladies who are thinking of riding....Just Do It! I did!
Thanks for a great womens' cyclist site.