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NOT A GOOD BACK SEAT RIDER

by Lucia Flick, (Flickertail)

My husband bought a Honda 1800VTX Retro in April of 2002. This was not the first time we owned a bike.

Every time I would ride on the back of the bike I always thought his leaning was too extreme and he did it just to scare me. When we bought the 1800 in April I got to the point that I knew if I wanted to go on trips with him I was not going to be a good back seat rider. In May I told him I was thinking of taking the Safety class and he thought it was a great idea.

The first part of June I bought my first bike and the end of the month I took the class. That was Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of June. Passed the class with flying colors and would definitely recommend anyone (newbie or experienced) take the course.

On Monday morning we left the Space Coast area and went to Jacksonville (his Uncle lives there). Since the DMV is not open on Mondays in Florida, we spent the night at his uncles house. Tuesday morning we went the the DMV and I got my new license. We left there and headed up to Savannah, Ga. for the night (taking mostly back roads but some of I-95) and then onto Ashville, NC. I rode part (although it was only a very small part) of the Blue Ridge Parkway. For a newbie it was the only way to learn to ride.

I did learn that my husband was not trying to scare me by leaning it was just my own stupid fear of falling that got in the way.

This year we are planning on riding our bikes to the Honda Hoot in Knoxville, TN and after the Hoot is finished we are planning on riding the entire length of the Blue Ridge parkway both directions.

Just to let you know I am a 48 year grandma who wished she had done this years ago!!!

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