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Some things I've noticed

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Aloha all! I've been riding for a month now and there are a few things I have noticed.

The comments about being a woman rider, especially being 4'10" and 120 lbs., are NEVER going to stop.

When people realize you ride a bike, they suddenly have to share a story about how they, or their parent, sibling, uncle, grandparent, friend, cousin by marriage and thrice removed, etc., got into a really bad accident and....

The MSF course is an absolutely wonderful thing to take, even if you never plan on being a motorcyclist.

In general, motorists see you but they don't SEE you.

Small traffic circles are NOT fun when there is other traffic.

Finally, the biggest lesson I've learned...
This is an expensive hobby but I love it anyway!

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Aloha Kehau and others. I too have had my bike for a month. Although I never got comments on my size (6' 220lbs), there have been too many people that tried to share the "Uncle Bob Story" to dissuade me from getting a bike. Asking questions about the circumstances involved, the rider's experience level and overall competence usually ended the conversation. I recognize the inherent dangers in riding as much as I recognize the ill effects smoking has on one's health. Thankfully, riding is not cancer causing.:wink: The important thing is that you learn at your own pace and network with other riders in your area. Of course, taking the MSF course goes without saying. I look forward to taking the course next weekend. As you know, MSF course completion is required for all DOD members before one can ride his/her motorcycle onto a military base. Enjoy your bike and may tomorrow's ride be better than today's.
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You know, I do recall seeing an Uncle Bob in these forums. He seems to be doing ok. Perhaps these events happenned to Cousin Ned instead. :mrgreen:
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