Rode to town by myself (44 mi. trip) !

by Joetta Nelms
(Paducah Ky.)

The Saturday before last I rode 44 mi to the city to get my sheriff's inspection on my new Sportster I bought out of state. I didn't have any problems except once I revved up the throttlwhile trying to put on my right blinker. I have since bought "blinker extenders", found them online. If anyone else has trouble reaching blinker buttons I punched in "can't reach blinkers on motorcycle" and it popped up. They're plastic and just stick to the blinker button. Were only 10.00. They're un-noticeable really, and a BIG help. I feel much more readily able to put on blinkers now. Any who, the trip went great,was mostly back-roads (had to watch for deer), only got up to 50 on the highway (small highway), had cars passing me because they could NOT be behind a woman on a motorcycle. Some of them rode too close behind and I blinked my brakes at them (like my husband recommended) and they either passed of backed off. I was proud of myself and feel like it was an ice-breaker going on this little trip to town!!!

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Dec 11, 2012
Thanks for the encouragement!
by: slojo

Thanks so much for your encouraging words. Wearing girl colors is a good idea. I have a pink and black jacket I can wear. I was wearing black leather with guy looking tribal designs on it on this trip. Probably looked liked a guy. Also my bike is black. Doesn't look like a womans bike at all. I'll keep this in mind, it might bring some more awareness to drivers on the road seeing women riding...Thanks...D

Dec 10, 2012
good job
by: nie

that is a good accomplishment all by yourself...keep up the good work...never be in a rush and if cars want to pass let it be..your confidence and all will blossom some more as the rides will get longer!!!!...:-)

Dec 10, 2012
Way to Go
by: moto_gurl

Way to go. Every ride instills a little more confidence and pride.

Dec 10, 2012
Keep it up!
by: Sharon

It's like giving yourself a big pat on the back every time I ride alone! As for cars - so what?
Let em pass - I make sure I dress in girl colors and they know it's a woman driver - most people seems to give me more space and I like it that way!

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