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How did you ladies get involved in riding?
For me, Clay went to do something with me & told me that when we got home I'd have to do something for him. Well we got home & he said we were gonna go to the high school parking lot & he was gonna teach me to ride. I was totally against it at first & then caved in to make him happy. Took me quite awhile in the parking lot to get the hang of it, but I finally did. Took the msf & then 2 days later got my bike. Been hooked on riding ever since.;)
 

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Well, been around bikes all my life and loved riding on the back but never imagined I'd be the "driver." Well, after Blake had had his bike for awhile and had been on SBN he kept saying I should get one. I figured it was impossibly since I'm so small. Then i joined SBN and figured maybe I could ride. So after him telling me over and over to get one and asking my dad for some help, I got the 250 and dad lowered it. I took the MSF and boom, I was riding my own bike :D
 

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well my story is basically the same, i've always wanted to ride but i come from a harley riding family, zeos loves to ride and i dont like the back seat so i took the msf class, bought my bike off bluestreak back in june, and spent some quality time in the parking lot. i'm not dragging a knee yet but give me time;)
 

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Had always had an interest in motorcycles, but being a musician I spent much of my time rehearsing or performing throughout my high school and college years ... and after graduating I spent the next 6 years marching drum and bugle corps. During my last couple years marching, I became friends with a couple guys who rode ... my interest in motorcycles was rekindled. After leaving the drum corps world, I remained in contact with these guys and eventually decided to go for it and learn to ride. For at least a year, I surfed the net and went to motorcycle shows to see and learn as much about motorcycling as possible, then in June 2000 I treated myself to the MSF course as a birthday present. I have been riding ever since, and absolutely LOVE IT :D
 

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Well, I guess I have been opsessed with them since I was little and in high school desired on HUGE!! We used to go to this club dancing, and I thought the coolest thing would be to ride up past the line of peeps waiting to get in, park the bike and taking my helmet off and people say "omg thats a girl" LMAO:laughing yeah, not the reason I ride now, but I was 16... hehehehe girls gotta dream :D

My dad has ridden ever since I was little and I finally grew up and could afford one, so I went out took the MSF and purchased my vstar. I Love it!! and I love the FZR, I think I love everything about biking!!! :D I hope to do more track days next year and maybe do some amature racing :D We will see :)
 

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I have always been interested in bikes and even told my mom when I was 15 I was going to have one someday - you can imagine what her answer was to that :shake

Anyways, my husband bought his R1 in 2001 and I was the passenger on it for a year and this spring I decided to bite the bullet and get my own. I am starting out small, ex250, and when I feel comfortable on that I hope to move up to a R6. That probably won't be for another year or two at least.
 

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I guess I'm just a lousy spectator - Couldn't be content sitting on the back seat so in '87, my then-husband built me a '75 Sportster which I used to get my license. After our divorce, I sold my '83 FXRS and bought a brand-new Heritage Softail. Traded that for a full bagger 18 months and 22,000 miles later. Did a lot of touring over the next several years. Bought another bagger in '99.

Got turned on to sportbikes by my current boyfriend (he sent me home one night with his 'Busa and I never really felt the same about my beloved Blue Barge again), got me a GSXR 1000 so I'd have something that would keep up with him but it was stolen last October in Daytona. I only got to put 7,000 miles on her. He took me to the races last September and somehow the idea of taking a rider school to develop my skills turned into building a racebike and having the best summer of my life!
 

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In the spring of 2001, a friend of a friend had a bike and he just took me for a short ride on it. As soon as he took off down the street i knew i had to have one. I couldn't afford it at the time but this past spring i decided i was gonna buy one. I only knew one person that rode and i had never been on a bike but that one time. So what did i do...i bought my brand new 2002 gsxr 600. My one guy friend that rode went w/ me to go pick up the bike and we put it in the truck and he brought it to his house. That evening he tired showing me how to ride, i was a little overwhelmed at first with everthing it took to ride but he took it slow. Well the second time of me trying to use the front brake i went over. Yep on my 2 hour old BRAND NEW GSXR i dropped it. :eek: Oh and i have bought frame sliders when i bought the bike but had they been put on yet....nope. Lucky for me at the warehouse before i got the bike a crate had hit the left side fairing and scratched it so they were sending me a new side fairing because of course was under warrenty. It just to happened that i dropped it on the left side so i wasn't extremely upset about a little bit of rash but i did brake my clutch lever :( I finally meet a lot of ppl in my area that rode bikes from SBN and one guy (who is now my bf) had me just keep my bike in my garage and he taught me how to ride on his old crappy bike so if i dropped it he didn't care. :) Since then i've also taken the msf course.
 

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Well in 2000 my ex bought a Magna and I rode on the back for that summer. Then in March 2001 I bought a cruiser because I had always wanted a bike and I needed something crappy I could learn on. Enter the Suzuki GS450L and then 4 months later I bought my CBR. Never looked back. I hated being a passenger after that. I couldn't fathom letting someone else be in control so I'm glad I got my own bike. I love it and riding very much. :cool:
 

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I wanted a motorcycle when I was a kid, but my parents were completely against it. When I was in college, I bought a little Kawasaki 175 and learned to ride while I was riding it home. (Not a recommended way to learn, BTW) I stopped riding after college and didn't get another bike until 10 years later. I got an FZR400 to learn on. I sold that, got a YZF600R, and I love it. I started racing this past year in RPM/WERA and am hooked on riding on the track. I bought an SV to race. I love everhing about motorcycles, including doing the wrenching! But, damn, what an expensive hobby!
 

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I was 11 years old living out on a farm with nothing to do, I was bored out of my mind.
Dad bought home a dirtbike and wouldn't let me touch it, it was his toy. My parents went out one day, so I snuck the dirtbike out, took my first corner and wiped out! Got back on it cause there was no way I was going to let it get the best of me. Was still on it when my parents got home, dad didn't say a word and I was hooked from that day on.
 

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I was always interested but had extreme resistance from the parental units. Pass thru too many years, get sidelined with an injury from another obsession and decided to follow up on it. Took the MSF in May, bought a bike in June, and the rest, as they say, is history. Found another addiction! :cool:
 
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