This isn't a discussion topic as much as my attempt to reach out to experienced women riders for a bit of encouragement. I just bought my first bike, a 1981 Honda CX500. I've wanted a bike since I can remember, took the motorcycle safety course and learned to ride, and now I have my bike!
It is so exciting, and I'm also scared shitless. I learned to ride on a 125cc, and this bike feels like a heavy beast in comparison. I'm also trying to learn to ride in a busy, car heavy city and finding that quite terrifying.
That said, I've taken it out 3 times, and have done just fine. Minor mistakes I've recovered from unharmed so far, and I am getting more comfortable with the logistics. A lot of people (men) say "you're a little lady on that big bike, be careful!" and I start to worry it's too big for me.
I guess I'm hoping there are other women riders out there who might tell me that of course it's scary at first, but that with time it will become more and more fun. True?
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