Why ride, because NOBODY ever expected me to.

by Kelly
(Kearney, MO)

I work in an office. I've always had an office/desk job. I have to wear the right clothes, have the right hair, etc. When my husband got a motorcycle a couple years ago I was prefectly content to be a passanger, and for the reasons I stated above people would say "YOU like to ride"? At first it was humorous but then it got old. So to take it a step further, for those who continued to be surprised that I liked to ride, and for a disccusion between my husband and myself about safety, I decided to learn to ride my own motorcycle. It took me a while to get up my nerve but I finally took the course in August 2011. It was blast! My fears were pretty much exhausted when I understood the "friction zone" and made that bike go. I didn't tell my sisters or my family, just a few close friends, who no longer say "I can't believe you ride your own motorcycle!"

So I guess you can say that I did it for several reasons, safety, self expression, proving people wrong, but the funny part is sometimes I can't believe I actually did it. I have absolutley no regrets but it was so out of my safety zone, that I surprised myself that I did as well as I did in the class.

Now, I get on my bike, and if I kill it so what. I start it right back up and go. I am out there on two wheels and I love every minute of it.

My husband is proud of me too and loves to have someone to ride with, and that makes me happy too.

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Mar 14, 2013
the weather is right
by: ms kitty

the weather is right and i'm ready to get out and ride i just can't wait i have a honda shadown vlx 600 this is my firt bike and i in the learing part going out on friday, so lady's if you always wanted to ride get out and do it, keep the rubber side down

Mar 10, 2013
Why I ride
by: Deloris

I also work in an office and learned to ride at 55 years of age. Love the independence. While on vacation on the back of my husband's bike we were in Colorado and we met a lady from Canada who was riding across the US alone that summer. I immediately said that I wanted to be able to be that independent and confident so I took the class and got my own bike.

Mar 03, 2013
it's time and i can
by: ms kitty

i'm like you i work in a office have my on desk were heel and dress like i can't ride i just purchase a bike last year in was about time for the cold weather to come in a friend of mine is teaching me to ride it is so fun i can wait i'm not telling anyone one at work becasue they think i'm just this little old lady by the way i'm 62 can wait until time come when i can ride to work one day but for now i'm just keeping it cold that you for the story

Oct 24, 2011
Inspiring notes!
by: Susan

That is really inspirational. I have been promising myself for the last five years, that I am going to get myself a bike. But I have always kept it to myself because I didn't actually know if I would have the courage - and I never got the support.

Two weeks ago, I made up my mind that the time has come to stop stalling. I am now about to book into a riding course and am looking around for my first bike. I plan to be on two wheels by the new year.

Sadly I am keeping it quiet from several people for the same reasons you listed. Once I am up and running with confidence, I'll shout it from the rooftops - but til then I can't face the judgemental attitude from people I care about.

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