by Kim Owens
(Trinity Al USA)
These are my 2 Babies. MY bug and my bike
My husband bought me my V-Star 650 about 2 months ago. I love her! I was very nervous at first, several trips around the block and many days in the School parking lot. I have taken a few short rides but nothing major. I think I have logged about 160 miles in the last 2 months. We took our bikes to Helen GA this weekend thinking I could just do some easy riding. WRONG for some reason when I got on my bike I completely paniced. Dropped it in the parking lot and it was all over after that. I was so mad at myself. After that there was noway my mind was going to let that bike turn- left or right. I parked it and got on with my husband. I am signing up for a safety course that starts Nov 9th. I want to ride my bike and be relaxed more than anything. I love doing what is not expected. I am a firefighter/EMT I drive fire trucks and go into burning building for goodness sake. I'm not sure why my bike can scare me so sometimes. I think I am doing the right thing by just putting on my brakes right now and start over and regroup. I'm just not ready to do what I want to right now I need a lot more training.
I have not been on a bike since I was very young and then it was just a dirt bike. I just thought... well I did it then I can do it now. I am now 46 and I know how bad a crash will hurt. :)
I am so glad I found this website. Just looking around today has helped.