Meant to Be

by Linda Klein
(Baltimore, Maryland)

First day...Just Gettin' the Feel for It

First day...Just Gettin' the Feel for It

I have ridden on the back of my husbands bike for years, a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500. I always wanted to ride my own bike, though. I'm barely even 5'2", so I knew I didn't want to learn on his bike. Nonetheless, whenever I would see a women rider I would get that wishful feeling that maybe someday...

I am a nurse, and an anesthesiologist I work with has a motorcycle and one day we were talking about riding. He didn't know I always wanted my own bike, but mentioned that a nurse he knows is selling her bike for half the cost and it was barely used! (turns out she chickened out once she got it and never rode it outside of a parking lot). And it was a Kawasaki Vulcan (best part) 500! Perfect for my first bike. My 21 year old suddenly got the urge to own a bike, so he came home that same weekend with a great deal..a Kawasaki Vulcan 800! I immediately signed up for the Harley Davidson new rider class with my Dad. He always wanted to learn to ride too. The class was great and I learned so much. I passed the test the first time around, and have been riding ever since.

I know if it wasn't for that nurse selling her bike, and the conversation I had with the doctor, I still would be looking longingly at other women riders. I needed the circumstances to be just right, for everything to fall into place. I feel like I was meant to ride!

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Dec 27, 2009
Want to Ride My Own
by: betty

My husband bought me a Shadow 600, beautiful bike to me. Candy apple red it is in the garage and I want to ride my own so bad but am terrified I will lay it down. He has a Shadow 750 we ride together but I want to ride beside him. I am 5'4" and 137lbs.

Need some support ladies.


Jun 02, 2009
New Bike
by: Tracy in NC

I also have the Vulcan 500. It is great fun and easy to handle and I can easily keep up with my husband on his larger bike. I am only 5'3" so the 500 is just perfect. It is great that you can ride together as a family, I hope you enjoy riding for many years!

Jun 02, 2009
Meant to Be
by: kenberlyc

Congratulations on your bike. There is no other feeling in the world than knowing you can jump on your own bike at anytime and go wherever you want. Enjoy!

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