With the price of gas, it's finally time for me to learn to ride a motorcycle. Plus given that the only thing I don't like about being on the back of a motorcycle is the lack of control, it will be fun as hell.
I start at Pacific Riding School tomorrow, even thoough my boyfriend has been riding for 10 years and thinks he can teach me I thought it was the better route.
Managed to snag the last 250 ninja in Canada. Still a small bike, but I am tiny (5'1, 100#) and everyone figured i would be bored of a honda 125 in a few months.
I have gotten the safest feeling jacket that fit the best (gave up on the prettiest one for safetys sake), boots, gloves and helmet.
My boyfriend and friends that ride have filled me to the brim with everything they can think off.
Please let me know anything you can think off that wouldn't be obvious that I should know.
I don't plan on even touching my shiny new toy until I am done school. Better to dump their bikes that have been dumped a hundred times than my shiny new one, and i think that you haven't found your limit if you haven't dumped a bike.
I'm not scared of falling(hopefully only at school) because it just means you learn from it, get up and try again, i have never been a quiter. I probably won't go by myself until I'm really confident on dealing with cars that are too self involved to see motorcycles, but what should i be watching for that no one would have mentioned.
Thanks for any pointers, and I think its awesome that there are so many experienced riders willing to help people starting out!