My first ride...
So I took the Harley-Davidson Rider's Edge BRC last October, got my license in January and really haven't ridden since then. But I have been dreaming about riding and coveting the skills and bikes of other riders. Kept stalking the dealership, looking at bikes, talking to friends who ride and saving my money. Well, last Thursday night, the dealership had a Ladies' Garage Party and the bike I had been eyeing had dropped in price. I bought it, had it delivered on Saturday. I tried to take baby steps with it in my subdivision...not a total failure, but not a roaring success either; but my confidence was a little shaken. Had I made a mistake buying this bike? Would I ever get used to the weight? Why do I keep stalling out? My best friend offered to come and let me practice in a parking lot while she watched and gave pointers. It was really good!! I am proud of myself! I'm still a bit apprehensive about the size and turning, but I'm confident I'll get better with practice. I stayed in first gear the whole time and boy it felt great!!! I found this site a few days ago and have been devouring every bit of information I can find! Thanks so much for the encouraging stories and awesome reminders and pointers!!