A motorcycle-rider-hopeful down under wonders how to she can pass the test for the learners permit when she has absolutely no experience riding a motorcycle. We are seeking responses from Australian riders and/or those with firsthand knowledge.
I really need some help and advice. I was raised on dirtbikes and four-wheelers and always rode on the back of my dads Harley. However, my husband has purchased a street bike and I dont want to ride on the back, Im guessing because I have ridden since I was 4 on my own and I am independent when it comes to that. Im short; Ive had back surgery…
That day I wanted nothing more than to get back on Blue and start riding again. Now, a few weeks later, I get so nervous thinking about riding and being in traffic. I dont understand why I am more scared now than right after it happened. I cant think of anything I couldve done except not been there. I feel myself withdrawing. I dont want to be scared. Im usually so strong and independent.
I have been riding since 1999 and I have several female friends who ride as well. I thought women riding was a new phenomenon, but I just read Cris Sommer Simmons book, The American Motorcycle Girls 1900-1950, about women who rode in the first half of the 1900s. What happened to make it not okay for women to ride motorcycles over the last several decades?