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How inspiring. he will always be young at heart. Love it! This is me in 3 wheels.


Stallion-trike-rider
Dallas, TX
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Editor Response
Wow! Look at that!
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
What a sweet sportster!

I learned how to ride my own motorcycle three years ago, in my forties. I took the MSF Basic Rider Course without as much having turned a motorcycle ignition key before, and I surprised myself by passing the evaluation tests! I almost didn't show up on the third day because I was so sure I'd fail, but I didn't give up and mustered all the courage and it paid off.

What a great feeling to be able to ride one's own motorcycle! It is an entirely different ride. I was so nervous riding on the back of my husband's motorcycle that I thought I'd cause us to get in an accident, not that my husband wasn't good at it. On the contrary he was a very skilled rider, but riding with him gave me a feeling of uncertainty. Is the motorcycle supposed to make that noise? Is the motorcycle supposed to lean this way? I was a terrified passenger so I thought why not learn to ride my own. That way I can have that sense of being in control. I am glad I did!


Emily
Belle Plaine, MN
Monday, June 22, 2015
I decided to learn to ride at 63. I am nursing a broken foot right now but it was my fault (grabbed that front brake) but I'm not deterred. I bought a little Honda Rebel and Jr. and I are going to make this relationship work.

Carolyn Roberts
Alamo, TN
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Loved this article. Have been a passenger for years. My husband bought me a 1200 Harley-Davidson XLC Sportster in 2013. I was scared, to say the least. I took a motorcycle riding safety course that fall after five hours of practice on my bike. Passed it and never looked back. I had butterflies. Nausea too sometimes but worked through it. Mostly excited.

The next spring went on my first group ride and continued to build my confidence. Then that May decided to ride our bikes in Tennessee. We drove our truck down "the Dragon" just to see how it was and I thought I can do this. Of course I was extremely nervous. I told my husband you go first and I'll follow your course.

I also told him don't stop because if you do I may not have the courage to go on. A couple of hairpin turns gave me "pause," but I found my groove and enjoyed the rest of the ride. So much so that we did it again.

Prior to riding the dragon I watched several videos of the ride. No crashes just success. Don't get me wrong -- many hours of practice got me to this point. I love, love, love riding so much so I think we might do a cross county trip this year. First we are riding the Shenandoah valley then off to California, stopping wherever we want along the way. I am truly addicted to riding. Oh, by the way I'm 62 years old soon to be 63. No limits for me. Just enjoying the life I've been given.

Chris Neal
Richmond, KY
Saturday, February 21, 2015
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