My husband is big on motorcycles and well, me, I like riding them. As a passenger. When we got married, the first thing we bought together is his Kawasaki Ninja sports bike. It was really fun to ride, but this man has been talking me into it for such a long time.
Did I cave in? Well, I got scheduled for a class and caved in I did! The class was fun and I did learn a lot of street techniques. I highly recommend doing a class. Riding a motorcycle requires a lot more alertness and attention compared to driving a car. Of course, you'll be driving a manual too - it's not really like mopeds.
Now it's time to take the bike out!
First - yes, I have a small starter bike! It's a Kawasaki Z125 and I think it's perfect for me because I'm short and just learning. Even if I finished my driving class and passed the test, there's a lot of practice and more learning to come before I would be comfortable to upgrade. Eventually I would like to ride a 500cc or 600cc but for now, this is fine. It's not bad for a starter! It's also more geared to be sporty than touring.
Gear. Make sure you have the right gear!
I've had the gear before I even started riding. As a passenger, it's still very important to be safe. I've always worn my helmet and gloves. If possible, wear pants and a long sleeve hoodie/shirt/jacket. Not a lot of people takes safety seriously. Not a lot of people have good results after crashing either. I'm not saying it's going to happen but it is very possible.
And of course I have to glam up my helmet.
Now it's time for a ride!
I look so tiny next to hubby's Suzuki V-Strom!
Well, the weather is starting to get colder and we're probably gonna be putting the bike away soon. We'll be riding as much as we can, until then more adventures next season!
I've always loved blogging - until life got too busy. Now let me try to keep this going :)
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