Times have changed, have you?

Wife, mom, grandmother, motorcyclist, and blogger.

Times have changed, have you? Circa 1978
circa 1978

Thankfully times have changed, have you? My husband started teaching me how to ride about 30 years ago. The timing wasn’t right for me to get a license, we ended up moving and sold the bike. Not to mention back in the 70s only “those” women rode motorcycles!

Times have changed, have you?

Now that I have my motorcycle permit I need to learn to ride so I can get my license. What are my options? I could either have my hubby teach me or take a class at the local Tech College. I choose the Tech College.

Why? My husband has years of experience, but would he be able to prioritize what he knows for me as a new rider? I felt the college would teach information that is important for a new rider. Now I’ll have the information I need and an experienced rider to help me along the way!

Last week I signed up for the class at the college, but have to wait until late April for the first session! I’m so excited about the class that I downloaded a countdown wedding widget, cause I couldn’t find any other, to keep track of the time until the class! (Got the widget from MagnetStreet.com)

As of today – February 16, 2010 – I have 63 days: 19h : 25m : 07s until my class! Love the widget! And very happy that times have changed, have you!

Times have changed, have you? Yes! @helmetorheels

My name is Pam and I am so glad you stopped by today! I started this blog to document my journey into motorcycling. Fast forward several years and along the way I met so many other lady riders with inspiring stories to tell I began to share theirs as well.

About the same time I started this blog I joined Twitter (@helmetorheels) and began to meet other female motorcycle riders. These ladies were so inspiring to me because I found other newbies like me to life-long experienced riders who were willing to share encouragement, tips, and their friendship. I was welcomed where I was on my journey. What an incredible community I found online to fuel my desire to ride. 

Catch us on Instagram @helmetorheels and Pinterest @helmetorheels – we are just getting started!

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3 Responses

  1. You made the right decision in signing up for the MSF course. You will come out of it much more confident than you would if you were just practicing on your own , or with your spouse. You may end up with other women riding buddies from your class. It is a bonding experience. Once you are licensed and have rode a couple years go back for the MSF experienced rider course. It is yet another conficence booster. As another MN biker chick I too am waiting anxiously for spring!

  2. Do “The Hustle” much? LOL.

    Good choice going with the school. I’m sure Geoff could have taught you well, but consider this.

    When The Evil Overlord and I went to truck driving school, we were hoping to do it together. We found out that we could have taken the course at the same time, but the instructors wouldn’t have let us learn to drive inside the same truck (there are usually 3-4 students with one trainer).

    When we asked why, they said they had too many bad experiences with condescending husbands and nagging wives. The last thing you need when learning to drive a truck is someone getting on your nerves. According to The Evil Overlord, I already do a fine job of that on my own.

    Anyway, why run the possible risk of ruining what should be a fun experience? Do you know what bikes you’re going to be learning on yet?

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