There are so many new friends that I’m making because of this journey of mine. I like it. I’m very thankful for all the advice I’m getting on all things motorcycle from either comments here, through Twitter, or other motorcyclists. It is fantastic! Cyber hugs for all!
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I have 28 days until my class!! Awk! I am so excited about taking this class and learning how to ride a motorcycle. The weather in Minnesota has definitely turned mild and with it has brought out a ton of riders on their cycles.
And that only adds to my impatience. I’ve decided that to keep my mind off of the count down to my class I’d prepare myself physically by getting back into regular exercise.
One of the most consistent comments I’ve received as a woman wanting to ride is how challenging holding up, balancing. or handling a bike can be. So, I’ve started back into weight training along, with my cardio work outs.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to be Mrs. Adonis, but there is room for increasing my strength whether or not I’d be riding in the future. I think I may end being the most prepared rider ever!!
Please keep leaving your comments and advice for me I certainly appreciate your input!
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I totaly agree with you. Starting to work out is the best advice I could give you. Weather you ride a bike, atv or Snowmobile, after that first ride you body is sore. It uses muscles that you forgot were there. Good luck with your class, you will go great!
Just found your blog on twitter and so happy to find someone going through this process also. I decided, after briefly dating someone who had a bike, that I wanted to learn to ride. First thing that came to mind was my age…lol…getting ready to turn 40 in August. But I’ve decided it’s just something I need to do, a challenge, an adventure. Took my class on Easter weekend, and it was not pretty. I fell and it spooked me enough to where I had to finish the class on the scooter. Going to take the class again so I can really get a feel for the clutch/friction zone/braking. I would definitely recommend the working out, maybe even practicing on a bicycle for the balancing part. Lots of great websites out there and youtube videos. Some of my favorites~http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhNhF6GfIVo Teaches you how to pick up a bike. Womenridersnow.com~great articles and suggested bikes for beginners. Have my eyes on the Kawasaki Vulcan 500. Motorcycles.About.com has lots of useful info. Looking forward to reading about your journey!