Wanted my own bike and my independence......

by Mandy
(Clayton, NC)

First overnight trip

First overnight trip

Always loved to ride dirt bikes and four wheelers, being the tomboy I am. When my bike-owning boyfriend and I broke up, their went my riding!! Enough of that dependence! So, I'm 44 and getting more intestinal fortitude by the day. I bought a new Harley Street 750 (financing deal sold me) with a warranty (haha) and started riding. My two-month anniversary was September 9 and it has been such a challenge!! I wonder at what point when I head out will I NOT get butterflies! Fortunately, I did take the MSF course and boy did it help. Also getting absolutely fitted for the bike has made all the difference. Unfortunately, no one in my circle is a biker so I've got to make some new friends!

The forums I have found online (especially this one) bring me such comfort and make me feel not so much like an idiot. And yes, I've dropped the bike, in great fashion - middle of Town.

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Sep 19, 2015
Go For It!
by: Anonymous

For female rider support and encouragement, check out the Open Road Girls group on facebook.

Also WomenInTheWind.org ... their winter international conference will be in Charleston SC in March hosted by WITW Low Country Ladies Chapter, Goose Creek, SC 29445 witwlowcountryladies@gmail.com, they may know of some lady riders out your way.

Sep 17, 2015
by: Awindsister

So glad you didn't give up,but decided instead to get your own bike and gain your independence. Congratulations! You will meet many people when you ride. It has been such a wonderful experience for me. Use this site and check for other riders in your area. You might go to your dealership, check their peg board and Harley has a little magazine called the Swine Times which has news about happenings in your area. Good luck and good riding Woman Rider. We are your sisters and we Ride.

Sep 16, 2015
by: Anonymous

Hello! It was nice reading your post. You are a warrior woman, getting out on your bike will help you learn the skill, and a bigger bonus will be meeting new people, friends, girlfriends to ride with, and heal.
So, who hasn't dropped their bike at least once or twice even.

Keep in touch, I am happy to have met you.

Eleanor, doing the same thing as you, on the backroad so far Ontario.

Cheers along the way.

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