New Rider in Ohio
I am new to the site and glad i found it. I have been glancing over the forum and notice many women talking of taking and having to pass the motorcycle test then practicing to ride.
In Ohio, you take a computer questionnaire test covering Ohio laws. When you pass you are issued a temp permit which allows you to ride during the day, no freeways, where a helmet, and no passengers. The permit is good for 1 year. In that time you practice, practice, practice. Then when ready, either take the big test at the DMV or enroll in a motorcycle safety course. When you pass either of these you are issued your endorsement.
I am 47 yrs old and just got my motorcycle temporary permit (2nd time). I had been wanting to ride for years. Hubby has been riding for 30 years. in 2008 I got my permit but had no bike. Time passed and my permit expired.
I just recently bought a starter bike and got my temp permit. I know I will move onto a bigger bike but for now, I am comfortable on a used Honda Rebel 250. It is in great shape, sporty and sits low. Hubby had an extra set of bags. I added an embroidered pink and black butterfly decal to the bags to add a touch of "girl" to it, since the bike is also all black. I have all summer to take my time and practice, practice, practice.
Probably next summer I will trade up to a bigger bike but for now I am happy to just get started-FINALLY!
I am so happy to see there are so many "Late Bloomers" like myself just learning to ride. It inspires me!