Newbie with a new bike
Hey all... I'm a 31 year old female. Staff Sergeant in the US Army stationed at Fort Hood. I'm a mechanic, and the majority of my experience has been dirt riding... quads and bikes. I have borrowed plenty of street bikes, cruisers and sport bikes alike, but I finally made the jump into owning my own bike. Took a MSF beginners class this past weekend and got my license this morning. My new bike had been sitting in the garage for a week, and when I took it out this morning, it was BEAUTIFUL. I took it in some traffic, a few miles of highway, some country roads... and I was SO comfortable, so happy. It was amazing.
As soon as I took the bike to work, I was bombarded by guys trying to talk me into doing all kinds of crazy stuff, wheelies, burn outs.... blah, blah, blah. But I just smiled at them. I'm confident that I know my limitations, and I'm learning to ride the RIGHT way. I plan on taking lessons at the track, because I can't wait to go FAST, but I have no intention of doing so unless it's in a controlled environment with someone experienced to lead the way.
I am just so thrilled to be part of this growing sorority of women pushing themselves to the limit.. safely... and enjoying a sport that used to be taboo to them.
Glad to be here!