Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nothing But a Dreamer

This is no photoshop trick.  I swear.  That is a pink bike and its perfect.  A CBR 600, 2006 and totally customized for a female rider.  And, I'm not talking about the amazing pink features but it has been lowered in the back and stabilized for a smaller (female) body.  <3 

One of my dream bikes, right in front of me makes me tempted to say "what's another $6000 in debt?!".  *sigh* If it was mine, I would have a matching bike to my love (who rides a CBR 600), one that I wouldn't have to adjust for my size and it matches my jacket & helmet perfectly.  

But then I see a Triumph...

... And the CRB dream is quickly replaced by this beauty.

My motorcycle dream may come true this week.  But I'm not talking about a purchase, because apparently we already have a bike that is perfectly fine for me to ride...  So I've been studying hard for the upcoming M1 test.  Reading about "how to ride" is a little confusing because for me, I prefer hands-on or visual learning.  Thankfully, Chris has been good with sketching out diagrams to explain things like counter steering.  It all seems to make sense and I cannot wait to actually get on it (in a parking lot) to test out all that I have been reading.  

The love of motorcycles started when I was a little kid.  Every summer my family would spend time up at my Uncle's house, which was located in the back woods of Pembroke, a.k.a. middle of no where.  But I loved it up there.  He would always take us out for rides on his Honda motorcycle.  I remember the day when I was too big and couldn't ride in front anymore, I had to sit behind my uncle and hold on for dear life.  Sitting on the back of a motorcycle is never the same as being up front.  It's hard to explain, but I've wanted to be up and driving a bike since I was small.  

Now, with all this time on my hands... I'm finally getting my motorcycle license.  And it feels good. 


Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't imagine a better project than preparing for and getting a motorcycle license. It's the ticket to adventure!

Sarah Whitney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How exciting!! PS, that photo of you as a little girl is SO cute :D

Preity lama Tamang said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love ur pic on that bike..SUPER RAD

mk said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My little brother has got a CBR600. They'
re nice bikes. Easily maneuverable, low center of gravity etc. Not exactly one that i'd recommend as a first bike, but then again, you don't make any mention of just how much experience you have.I taught all of my younger brothers to ride and most do better if they get accustomed to bikes if they start on something conventionally shaped and cheaper than a sport bike. But, that's your call. You can also do a lot better than 6 grand. Shop around. Buy at the END of the bike season, not the beginning. Don't buy based on color scheme, you can customize after the fact with pink decals . Or if you really want it to look hot, get some pink/violet LED lights. A kit will cost under 100 bucks on Ebay. As long as they don't flash, the cops generally leave you alone. Good luck.

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Thanks everyone for your support. I'm happy to report that I got my M1. Which means I can practice riding!

Thanks MK on your comment! I think your right in that 600 is way too powerful to learn on. Chris already took me out on our CBR600'02 and it was tough. Embarrassing to admit but I dropped it once. It's damn heavy.

I will be taking the motorcycle safety course before hitting any major roads. The course has little 150cc bikes, which will help with confidence and handling. If I'm not ready to ride comfortbly with our CBR, I'll be searching for a cheap, smaller bike in the fall.

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