I wanted a scooter for a long time. But being a fat kid I gave a second thought and went with a motorcycle. I just bought one after saving up. Rode it from the guys house to a near y parking lot, practicing clutching, braking, turning. Headed to my house and it died halfway there. Had to rent a uhaul to get it home hahah. Spent a few days around my neighborhood practicing before it finally crapped out on me for good. 85 750 Vulcan. Ended up getting an 1980 XL250 later on, practiced some more and then took the Intermediate Riders Course from MSF. Gained a TON of confidence after that.
Then I got hit riding home one night. Learned about riding gear and its advantages after the fact. Walked away sore and with skim missing from my hands and elbow. Didn't scare me from riding but I got VERY lucky and changed everything after that.
Originally Posted by Mr. Fisherman
This is an adventure, not a field trip!!