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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Biker Chick!

I. Am. Awesome.
I passed my motorcycle driving test! I am now officially a biker chick.

Today proved to be much better than yesterday. I was refreshed and ready to conquer this stupid little machine. I will turn RIGHT!! I did my little figure eights - not perfectly, but I did them. And I couldn't even ride a bike two days ago! I learned how to run over 2x4s (because apparently that's a big problem in our world today) and how to weave in and out of cones. At 15 mph!!

My buddy Katie dropped her bike on one of the first exercises. She didn't hurt herself, but she was quite shaken and ended up leaving the class. After a 10 hour day yesterday was just mentally spent. I get that. I wanted to leave yesterday and not come back. But I'm glad I stuck it out. Katie has 30 days to take the Additional Courses class and retake the test for free. And she says she will. She just wants to practice what she knows before she starts learning new stuff. Maybe we'll have a weekly class once she's recovered.

And no, I won't be buying a bike (see my "New Car!" posts....) and don't have any plans to ride too much. Steve says I can ride his Ninja 250 if I want, but I don't really want to. I do want to show him that I can, though. I need to go to the licensing office and have them put that little thingy on my license that says "I'm allowed to ride a motorcycle". Ya know, just to be cool. Cause that what I'm all about...

4 Comments:

Anonymous Mom said...

I'm very proud of you - that you stuck it out and didn't quit when you got frustrated and tired. And you do need to ride Steve's bike occasionally, just so you don't forget how to! Who knows, one day you just might decide you want a bike of your own .. . .

5:03 AM  
Anonymous Dee said...

Do you have a helmet???? I'm proud of you too - Lord knows I'd never take a motorcycle course! But, do you have a helmet???

4:59 PM  
Blogger rae said...

I do not have a helmet yet. The class provided helmets for those of us who didn't have our own (I wear an XS). I'll be looking into helmets soon. I promise.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous don said...

Congratulations. Way to hang in there.

11:57 AM  

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