Want To Dress In Some Sexy Outfits And Look Cool On A Bike!

I went to a Harley Davidson Class last year in September and it was an all female class.  The first two days they go through all the safety features of the bike, and where all the parts of the bike are located.  The second half of the class is supposed to be for the riding portion of the class where you learn to lean into turns, learn how to shift the gears, handle the brakes, use the blinks, walk the bike, turn the bike while it's off, turn the bike while it's on, stop and go, and then the later half of the day is all about class time and learning what you did on the bike.  They told me the only requirement needed was that you know how to ride a bicycle.  Balance is the key on a bike.  So OK, I hadn't been on a bicycle for years, but my husband really wanted me to learn how to ride a motor bike so I went to the class.  I went to the first two days of class, I was not nervous but the 3rd day was the worst day.  I woke up nervous, my stomach felt like I was on the verge of throwing up, so I went and bought some antiacids.  My stomach was taken care of but I still had to deal with a nervousness about being on a bike.

You see I had bought a bicycle but wasn't able to balance myself on it.  I got a little fustrated about that and so when they asked me if I knew how to ride a bicycle, I did know but I was REAL rusty on it.  The riding portion went OK for the first two hours but one of the teachers "Sticks" was his name kept telling me that I needed to speed up if I wanted to pass the class.  There were some moves I just couldn't get because my shoes felt klunky and I couldn't touch the ground.  So I felt a little dissappointed in myself and I kept thinking that Dave was gonna kill me if I didn't pass the class.  So when sticks told me again, "Irene, you won't pass the class unless I see you going faster than 15 mph."  I decided then that I needed to go faster, Sticks told me try to relax some you look way too nervous, try having some fun.  With my heart thumping at a 100 mph, I don't see how I could do that.  Anyway, I speed up and I winded up putting too much throttle and I panic because the bike just ran off with me and went from 5 to 35 in the blink of an eye.  I remembered the brake on the front but not the back brake so I only used the front brake and winded up choking the engine which cut off and the bike locked up and threw me down and landed on my ankle.  I was in so much pain it was unbelievable!

It took me close to a year to recover and I'm still trying to recover from the accident.  About three to four weeks ago, my husband was asked to go on a ride to Haper's Ferry, WV, I told Dave I wanted to go so he said, "hell, no.  Not until I find out what type of passenger you make."  I was very nervous cause I felt like I didn't have control and when Dave took the bike and let out the gas and was driving it at 45 mph I about passed out.  He doesn't have a sissy bar on the bike which makes me feel even more nervous.

Now, I'm taking another class this week starting this Thursday, July 22, 2010 - July 25, 2010.  I'm going with a co-worker who is also nervous as hell about getting on a bike.  Her boyfriend is pushing her to learn also.  She's actually comfortable on the back of a bike, and I'm not.  She knows how to drive a standard and I don't.  She also is kinda short like me.

I was hoping to connect with people on here that wanted to learn how to ride motorcycles.

Thanks

Irene
IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne
41-45, F
8 Responses Jul 18, 2010

Well Brian,<br />
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I passed the class. I almost quit because they test you in the end to get the certification for your license. I didn't think I would pass the test. I did, with flying colors no less.....and the best thing was that I turned out to be the class mascot because EVERYONE there KNEW I had been in a class just like that one and had broken my ankle. Everyone was encouraging me and doing their best to make me feel more comfortable about it.<br />
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Anyway, now I own a bike.....haven't ridden it too much this year, but then again I just bought it this year. Thanks for the encouragement.

Hi.... and I know I'm soo late with this reply, but I just looked up this experience and wanted to say hello and make a comment.<br />
My wife could not ride one either. It's alot of coordination and many of your sensors are involved while riding.... but truly if you want to you need to keep at it.<br />
If not....GIVE UP, because if your not good at it, you WILL probably have an accident and get hurt.<br />
Most girls like to ride on the back anyway... very sexy that way too....<br />
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Brian

Hi.... and I know I'm soo late with this reply, but I just looked up this experience and wanted to say hello and make a comment.<br />
My wife could not ride one either. It's alot of coordination and many of your sensors are involved while riding.... but truly if you want to you need to keep at it.<br />
If not....GIVE UP, because if your not good at it, you WILL probably have an accident and get hurt.<br />
Most girls like to ride on the back anyway... very sexy that way too....<br />
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Brian

Funlover,<br />
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I may be buying a bike this week. It's a Suzuki 350. I look good behind the wheel and maybe it's a hand me down and used but I think it's a good start. I'm scared as hell to get back on the bike because it was like a year since I took the class. And another year since I had the bike accident.<br />
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Irene

I`ve rode motorcycles my whole life. If you enjoy riding your own the best thing you can do is put your butt on the seat and get in the wind. Nothing compares to seat time. Find a bike that fits you, they can be lowered to fit you better. It`s hard to be relaxed if you don`t feel comfy on it. I`ve taught a f different lady`s to ride over the yrs.

Marie,<br />
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Thank you for your comments. I'll let you know how this goes. I might just take some time off work to study the manual and practice on my bike. I wanted to start last weekend but my husband was busy with the Army Reserve weekend and he needed to pump up my tires. That has now been taken care of. <br />
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Where is Shepardstown and how far is it from DC? Well, aren't you glad that your parents let you do that? I wish I'd had the option.<br />
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Take care, Love ya!<br />
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Irene

Hey WakingUp,<br />
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Thanks for the advice. I did get on the bike today. I realized today why I liked riding it so much, because it's fun! I rode my bike for like and hour and finally got the balance thing down. I'm not so nervous on my bike anymore. I want to talk to you more so send me an invite when you see me on-line. We can chat then. I'm gonna be busy Thursday-Sunday but the classes end early on Saturday and Sunday.<br />
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Talk to you later, sweetie.<br />
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Irene

I'm no expert but I have ridden one...<br />
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Fun stuff... Pretty dangerous, but it's easy to see why so many people do.... I'm surprised my overprotective parents didn't ***** more about this actually....<br />
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Anyway...Harpers Ferry. I've been there. Nice places... Lots of little stores and stuff... If you ever go there, also hit Shepherdstown nearby... Smaller, but some kind of thing...