I became a new woman last summer — I learned to drive a motorcycle! The hubs and I have been a one-car family for four years now, and although we weren’t ready to purchase a second vehicle, we were considering a motorized two-wheel option: mostly, a scooter. But in order to legally drive one on the streets of Houston, we needed to acquire our motorcycle endorsement. And really, learning to drive one has been on my life-skills list for a long time. Rather than just take the test at the DMV, I wanted a class that would give me a little experience. We signed up with a GREAT organization just north of the city. And I cannot believe that I went from not being able to sleep the night before because I was so nervous, to confidently riding on two wheels by the end of the second day.
It was a HOT weekend and over half of the class is spent out on the open “range” (a dance-club parking lot!). But I loved that I was able to think of nothing else except the task at hand. I had no “to-do” lists, grocery lists, future projects, or life worries running through my head – just slow, look, press, & roll! It was also quite the bonding exercise for B and I. It made us think that we might like to take other classes together. And really, it just secured our confidence that we’re even more prepared for the zombie apocalypse! (Basically what I’m saying is that Daryl and I are now BFFs.)
Speaking of confidence, I would recommend this class to ALL women. Ladies, I cannot think of anything more empowering that I’ve done. So really, for your next corporate retreat/team-building activity, you should suggest taking a motorcycle course!
My dreams of being a BadAss motorcycle babe might be on hold for a while, as I’m not sure my little scooter screams: Watch Out! But while I dream of owning a Bonneville or fixing up an old Honda, my Stella will have to suffice. And more than suffice it does! It’s the best way to get around the city… basically we should have done this a long time ago! Here we are cruising around town, down one of our favorite streets!