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First Ride

I went for my first ride on Rhonda The Honda™ yesterday evening; drmellow drove her over to the local high school for me (where I keep trying to go swimming), and I rode her around in empty parking lots for about 45 minutes.

I am no longer intimidated by a 600cc bike. It seemed big compared to the 250s we learned on in class, but as soon as I started moving, it didn't feel much different from the Suzuki I rode over the weekend. A little heavier and less nimble in the turns, but after a few minutes I felt comfortable doing tight turns and figure eights in the span of a few narrow parking spaces.

I took the bike out on the street (to ride from one entrance of the parking lot to the other) and encountered my first car. I even remembered to use my turn signals. Then I ran over a giant pothole on the way back into the parking lot. Bump! Lots of firsts yesterday.

DrMellow's helmet fits pretty well, so as long as we only have one bike, I'm not in a rush to go buy one for myself. But I would like my own set of gloves. The leather gloves I've been wearing are not specifically motorcycle gloves, so they begin to feel tight after gripping the handlebars for long periods of time.

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pinkroo
Jul. 27th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
whoo! How fun~
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