My motorcycle journey after a year later, and((((( theirs some good days and really bad days!?)))))
by Gia Rivera
I took the beginner class last summer June of 2011 and I passed. then two months later I bought a honda cbr 600rr 2006. Then a week later I went with my bf to an empty parking lot, and everyone was so excited to see me learn. I went sucessfully around the building without any problems, and my dad wanted to learn as well, but he didn't take any class, and he told me that he rode once before but long time ago (once) key word,lol..... So he got on the bike and as he ease off the clutch and gave it gained of gas, and crash my new used bike on the wall. Luckily he was okay, nothing permanent but two big cuts on his leg. But my bike was pretty mess up. . We had to rebuild the fork, new tries, brakes, faring, levers, radiator, triple tree, clutch cable, resets, wheel, light bracket, coolant, sensor, horn switch, bar ends. My dad paid for everything well about 2000. Labor was free cuz my bf did all the labor so that was only paying the parts. I was lucky that my bf knows how to fix the bike, it took about couple months. Then it was finally ready, we went back to that empty parking lot, I was scared ass hell, I felt like I was going to do the same thing as my dad did. I would take my time getting off of first, and I stalling out so many times, oh I forgot to say I'm 21years and 5'0 feet tall and weight about 110. I'm pretty tiny, and yes this bike is huge for me and I know 600 might be to much for me for beginner. But I already bought the bike without thinking, I wish I could bought a 250. But oh we'll, gots to work what I have. seriously I took a long time to practice cuz I don't want to look like fool on the streets. I think it took me eight months to finally be on the streets, I drop my bike as of today four times. First time I stall out on first and I put my feet up right of way and I didn't give it enought gas and ate shit on my right side, second time I freaking forgot to put the kick stand down (ugh), third time I was on the street late at night and I stall out like the first time. This time I didn't give it enough gas on to first and I was making a right turn and it stall out and i ate shit again. please ladies take your time, practice, practice, and practice. Don't be rush to be on the streets. Always remember to have the kick down when getting off. Be comfortable and always wear your gear, its a must. I love to ride and I won't stop. . :) I rather be safe then sorry.