Thursday, May 27, 2010

One step closer to death or dismemberment...LOL

I've always been a little frightened of motorcycles. My husband recently got one, and I thought, "Hey, I may enjoy riding one of these things." I made the HUGE ass mistake of actually VERBALIZING that out loud in front of him, so this morning, he said, "Let's go take the written test to get our permits." He has had one before, but it has lapsed. I have never had one before, but apparently I have lapsed as well, because I went along with him for kicks and giggles. He had been asking me questions from the book for the past few nights to help himself study, so I never thought I would have a dog's chance in hell of passing, and I didn't think he really did either. Not only did I pass, but I only missed 2 questions. You can miss a total of 5 and still pass. Hubby missed 4, so in all actuality I did better than he did, which I have not let him forget ALL DAY LONG. LOL, Anyhoo, we then went to try on bikes. He already has his, but I don't have one. The permit is good for 6 months. I had done some research on the internet on the top 10 starter bikes, and decided that would be a good place to start. We started at the Yamaha shop. I like the V-star 650. It has good balance, and it isn't too heavy. THEN we went to the Harley Davidson Dealership where I met my soulmate. LOL He came in the form of a 2009 Orange and Black Retro Sportster....I think I'm in love....I should have taken a pic....I'll try to get one from their website....He completes me....too bad he is so damned expensive....a girl can dream right????

Anyway, the Harley Dealership actually teaches a comprehensive 3 day class that teaches you how to ride and they let you ride one of their bikes. I think that is the route I am going to go, so I can get my license, so when my soulmate is ready for me, we can hook up properly. LOL

6 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks for the random cliche...

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  2. Wow, Geri, you're making me want one too.

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  3. ok. just a few "tips", whether you want them or not!
    I had an orange/black sportster, few years back. Sold it--too tall for my short legs. (Not knowing how tall you are, I'll continue anyway). Be SURE, EXTRA SURE!!! the bike you buy allows you to "flat-foot", as in, when you pull up to a stop sign, you're feet are flat, flat, flat on the ground. Otherwise, you start tipping--NOT FUN, OR SAFE. I dumped said bike, in front of a bunch of peeps once. Told them to "Quicher laffin', and help me pick this sunny-beach up!" lol.
    If the first bike you buy doesn't fit you, you'll end up not riding, because you think it's the bike's fault you're not comfy and safe. Just rambling....KEEP THE SHINY SIDE UP!

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  4. The one I picked out I could flat foot just fine. I'm about 5'5". The guy at the dealership had me "try on" several. LOL Thanks for the tips though. I need all the help I can get!

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