Kickstand - Word of the Day
(Lake Charles, LA)
I have recently started riding, so far as a newbie I have put about 200 miles on my bike in less than 2 months. I am riding to work everyday and weekends when I am free. I took the Motorcycle Awareness Class offered by the state, passed and got my endorsement. I am constantly still running the "statement's" of how to ride in my head..."look where you wanna go, lean with the bike, don't look down, etc...." However, this day was no different than any other, I rode to the gym after work..switch off,turn handlebars,take out key-get off bike....ahhh skipped the "put the kickstand down" step. I was mortified. Of course so embarrassed. I knew at some point I would drop my bike, everyone does, I was however expecting to drop it when doing a task that I have not yet fully mastered with comfort..like driving on gravel or something. But just climbing off the bike and not putting the kickstand down was NOT one of the reasons I felt I would ever drop my bike,especially for the first time. I laugh about it now, thankfully I only broke off the blinker & that is not a high priced item. My friends got a good giggle out of it too. So my word of the day today is "Kickstand Kellie"! Anyone, else had any of the "moments" to share, I would love to hear about them.