Never Too Old!
(Bluff City, TN)
My name is Teena and here is my story. I grew up riding dirt bikes when I was about 12 years old. I did start out riding a mini-bike, one without brakes, a year or two earlier than my first "real bike" ride. I did not ride again until a couple of years ago when a friend encouraged me to give it a try on the street. All my life I have wanted to be a bike rider and could only imagine that day. But I finally got the nerve to take a motorcycle rider course after many months of excuses and doubts relating to my age. I thought I was too old to "go out on this particular limb" after all I was 42 years old.
Now I have always been an athlete and been in fairly good shape and have been through a lot of experiences of many types. But I have always prided myself on having "common sense" and not doing what I thought were "stupid" things to do. Shoot, I didn't have my first beer until I was a freshman in college when everyone else had their first beer and sex when they were a freshman in high school. I guess I was very conservative by my childhood raising.
So, now I have a 2003 Honda Shadow Spirit 750, rode the "Dragon", a great ride in the smokey mountains, 318 curves in 11 miles and our local ride the "Snake", and am planning a beach ride later this year. I love every minute on my bike. So, never think you are too old to start riding or doing anything in life you have always dreamed doing. All I needed was the encouragement of a friend and a little confidence.
Thanks for letting me tell my story.