Second drop & I feel like SHIET
(Canon City, Colorado)
I don't mean to make myself sound stand-offish by the curse word in the title.
Today, I went canyon riding with a small group and I decided to move my bike in one of the hilliest parking lot there was since if I had parked my bike the bike would roll off the kickstand, so i attempt to move it, I come to a complete stop and plop. Only one of my foot could touch the ground and I didnt have my balance with the bike, that's why I tipped over.
My first bike drop was with my first bike, same thing in a parking lot.. it was hilly, it was 8pm (worked all day) didn't get a chance to eat (yes, really) then went riding with a group of friends to go eat but they took forever running their errands, fatigue set in and finally came to a complete stop in parking lot and plopped. My handle bars were slightly turned, there was also another random motorcyclist that joined our group and i got distracted by that and didn't focus entirely on myself. I can find many factors that lead up to the bike drop in that one reasonable enough to look past and learn from it, but today, I just couldn't find an excuse just that I realllly suck, to have my 2nd drop within 4 months of riding and only 2,350 miles of riding experience... it makes me feel beaten up.
Most of the riders I have rode with and including some friends started the same time with MSF course and obtaining the license, but they have not had a fall or only on their first fall.
Then I started thinking that maybe my bike is too big for me? I went from a Suzuki SV650 to Yamaha FZ1. I've never had any other problems with the FZ1 until I dropped it. Now I'm reconsidering on getting something else smaller, like the SV650 again?
I've dropped by bike in front of only guys and to my surprise most of them were very supportive.. done deal, never talked about it like they never even saw what happened. They tell me that it happens to everyone.. but to me, I feel it happens more than often.
It was embarrassing to just plop like that. And being a female, I feel like guys give a ticket to pass up for something like that, which just makes me feel crappier.
Thanks for reading and give me your reality check thoughts and opinions. I feel like these guys are my friends and they just know the right words to say.