New rider big bike
I have been riding on the back with my husband for years and he recently got a new touring bike. We thought that it would be a good time for me to learn to ride myself as I have been wanting to. I inherited his previous bike which is a 2010 HD heritage classic. I recently took the MCF rider' s edge course, passed, and got my license. We took my new bike to a parking lot so that I could ride around and become familiar with the controls, weight, etc. I did ok but the weight throws me a little when stopping. Today I took it out again to ride around my neighborhood, practicing stopping and taking off. Did ok for awhile then I pulled into a small parking lot to turn around ( to avoid a busy street) and layer it down. I know what I did wrong but I had to call my husband to come and help me pick it up. I was only two blocks from home. My question to all you experienced riders is: am I going to be able to handle this bike? I am 5'4" and weigh 170lbs. I am determined to try this but am I being realistic?