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Angel S
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   Posted 7/24/2011 1:06 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi everyone! I an from the Buffalo, NY area and just got my first bike! It's been on my "bucket list" to learn to ride, and my dear hubby thought he'd help me out by buying me a bike! It's a Johnny Pag Spyder (Honda engine), and she is beautiful! Either a 300 or 350cc (I think) she weighs 340 lbs.

I took the BRC last weekend and passed (never ridden before that weekend), and took little girl blue out for the first time today.

No - my husband doesn't ride, so it's just me. How was the ride today? Scary, but I did it! Went on local streets, stop signs with minimal traffic. Stalled a few times, got into 3rd gear.

I am a mom of three, work in insurance, and love to read, exercise, and sleep (whuutttt?)

Still not sure if this is for me, would love any tips you can offer to help me get more comfortable. Plan on practicing a LOT more:).


You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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   Posted 7/25/2011 3:10 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Practice, practice, practice. What I"ve found is that you can pretty well count on having the roads to yourself if you get out EARLY on a Saturday or Sunday (say 7 am). Then you'll be motoring familiar roads without the usual traffic. Don't forget to practice those life saving skilz, ie stopping quickly and swerving esp. On your new to you bike. Then you'll be able to do either automatically if/when you need to.

Welcome to the fold!

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Angel S
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   Posted 7/25/2011 3:19 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thank you! Reading my mind about the days/times to practice. I'll get there, thanks for the encouragement!


You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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