Why I Started Riding

by Lynn
(Asheville, NC)

My 2005 Honda Shadow 750

My 2005 Honda Shadow 750

I am 32 years old, and up until a few months ago, I really had never thought about operating a motorcycle on my own. I have ridden on the back of a Harley Softail, and LOVED it, but thought that was about all I would experience. My best friend has always had a desire to ride. She talked me into taking a motorcycle course one weekend, and I agreed to go with her.

The closer it came to class time, the more excited I got. The class was tough, I got irritated at myself and some of the dumb mistakes I made, but in the end, I knew we had made the right decision to take the class BEFORE trying to ride.

I've only been riding a little over a month now. I'm still nervous, and I am glad that I am. I don't do stupid things that way. NOTHING feels like riding down a stretch of road on a sunny day knowing that I am doing something I always thought I would be too scared to do. It's a great feeling every time I get back from riding knowing I got a little braver, could tell my riding got just a little bit better, and being excited to see what I will conquer next.

Oh, and add also that there is NOTHING sexier than a woman getting off a motorcycle, taking off her helmet, and shaking her hair down! :)

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Sep 26, 2010
by: Dee

Thanks for your entry! I'm 30yrs old and I just bought my first bike, a Suzuki Blvd c50. I took the motorcycle course 1 year ago, and I'm terrified that I won't remember half of what I learned, because I haven't had ANY practice.

Prior to last year, I hadn't thought much about being on a motorcycle, but with so many of my friends and coworkers riding, it really sparked my interest. Now I can't wait to get out there and ride along with them. I'm nervous as hell, but reading all the comments from fellow women riders is truly inspiring!

Jun 21, 2008
one month own my bike
by: GINA

Hey thanks for sharing your story. I just bought a small honda last month. Learning to ride and I share some of the same feeling you stated in your story and its nice to know I am not the only one. I love it when I have the air in racing by my face. My class is not till august so I have been taking it slow out on the street, with my husband building my confindence. Like you said it feels really great when you know your are in controll and getting the bike to where you want to be. Thanks sister.

Jun 21, 2008
You're cool!
by: Jacee

I love your last line! And my husband thinks there is nothing sexier than when we come home from a great ride all pumped with adrenalin and feeling young and excited. Chronologically, we're not young. But after a great ride, we're young in spirit.

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