looking for a lady to ride with me in Southern CA

by Cinthia
(Southern CA)

I am a newbie at this and I have found it really hard to practice riding my bike because I really don’t have any biker friends. I bought a 2009 Ninja 250 and I’m barely getting over the terrifying stage of getting it moving, I have gotten around the block a few times but I have nobody to guide me though and give me feedback in the million questions that arise,, I am looking so see if any ladies ride around my area that might be able to help.

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May 03, 2012
Female Riders in Orange County California
by: Gina

Hello All Im a newbie also I bought my 2010 ninja 250 Jan, 1st 2012 Took my MSF class and got my licence. I need the prictice i havent been riding much i dont know any other female riders. If there is any female in the OC that would like to get together and ride let me know i sure could use the practice
ride safe :)

Mar 06, 2012
Newbie too
by: Lisa

I took the class and passed the license on the second try also. I didn't ride for a year and dropped the bike on my first time out. Taking a private lesson this Sunday and can't wait to get on the road!!!! I live in NY where the riding time is shorter. Good luck to you and to me!!

Mar 02, 2012
making progress
by: Cinthia

hey everyone i just wanted to thank everybody for you input. I have been making a lot of progress in this past weeks. I got over the fear of getting on the bike and I am now ridding on the small streets around the house. I feel a lot more confident and I am really looking foward to going back to the MSF basic ridding course again feeling confident about it this time. I have also been able to get a hold of another ridder gal in the area who has been helpul answering my questions. I am looking fwd to getting more practice and going on the bigger streets(:

Feb 25, 2012
Some suggestions in So. Cal.
by: Patti

You might be interested in connecting with Girl Clutch. It's not a formal club or anything, but more like a network of female riders. They especially have a huge network in the San Diego area as well as the LA/Orange County area. You may find someone near you who is willing to help out. There's also Chic Riders. Also, if you want to attend another akill-building class, you should also contact Skillz Days. The guy that runs this is very patient and thorough in his training. Veteran riders often take his class for a refresher course. Where abouts in So. Cal. are you?

Feb 17, 2012
riding solo
by: Rebel

I am a relatively new rider and I spent the majority of my first season riding - going solo. I took the motorcycle safety course first - obtained my license on the 2nd try and once I had my own ride I really started to learn. At first its really scary but with time and practice you will feel more comfortable and brave and venture further. At that point you will be ready to ride with other patient riders who will keep the pace where you feel comfortable. Dont give up - keep on trying - and get on as often as you can. But take the course -its invaluable when it comes to learning the basics and good riding habits.

Feb 12, 2012
New at riding
by: Lynn

I would suggest hiring one of the professional coaches for private lessons to learn how to ride and build your confidence. It would be worth the money! After you have your license and the basics under your belt, then find a riding buddy. Best of luck and don't give up!

Feb 11, 2012
MSF class goes too quick
by: Cinthia

Thanks Deeann,
I actually did sign upp for the class MSF basic ridding course a week after I bought my bike. I had a really hard time in the class because I guess I am a slow learner and they were goin way to fast for me to keep up. I dropped their bike the 1st day and that made me really nervous. I think is a great course but they try to cramp up too much info in just 2 days. Anyways the second day in the class i was just doing horrible and I was slowing down the entire class I was really nervous I couldn't stop shakking and I decided to leave and reschedule. The instructor said I have a 2nd chance to redo the second day for free within the next year.

Its been almost 5 mos and I bearly decided to get rid of the fear and ride my bike at a pace I feel comfortable instead of cramping all the skills in 2 days like at the course.
I been practicing the same things they thought us at the class bt in a slower pace so that when I feel more comfortable I can go back and redo the 2nd day and get the waiver for the practical test at the DMV.

Feb 11, 2012
New rider in So. Cal
by: Deeann

Hi Cinthia, I am a new rider myself. I suggest that you find a motorcycle safety class to take. They will teach you how to ride properly and safely. Since you really don't know what you are doing yet, you are probably picking up some bad habits as you try to ride. If you have a Harley dealer in your area call and sign up for their Riders Edge class. They provide the bike and everything for you to learn on. If you aren't near a Harley dealer call any bike dealer and ask them about a class for new riders. This really is the best way to go. I am finding out there is MUCH to know about riding; more so than I had thought. Get help. Take a class. Good luck!

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