"ya can't live forever"
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Welcome Hiker !!!
Not to throw a wet blanket on your enjoyment but keep it in the parking lot for now and keep it slow. Practice, practice, practice. Like Ron said earlier, anyone can ride in a straight line at speed. Don't want to see ya sidelined before ya take your classes. You've got a good six months of learning the basics ahead of you. Learn to use the clutch, brake and throttle at slow speeds, in second gear. Pick up a copy of Proficient Motorcycling by Hough
it'll be worth every penny.
Us old guys (57 here) gotta stick together there ain't many of us left !!!!
Again Welcome aboard keep us posted on yer progress.