Name is Curt I am originally from Michigan relocated to Orlando Florida about 5 years ago...
Here is how my story begins... How I got the bug...
My friend purchased a Can Am spyder and I drove it around an empty lot and enjoyed it. I used to have a scooter when I was 15 for about 3 years drove that thing everywhere and loved it until it died. That was back in the mid nineties. I have always looked at sport bikes over the years as they pass by me and thought how cool they looked. Well after riding the Spyder I thought perhaps I should get my motorcycle endorsement. (I am registered for a class on December 8th-9th). With the climate here in Orlando I figured it would be a good almost year round for driving.
I have been researching bikes and good beginner bikes I am looking for commuting purposes. (I am not a thrill seeker / racer type) so I figured the honda CBR250R would be a good fit.
I am excited and nervous at the same time. I was not nervous until all my online research including watching videos on you tube has show how frequently people crash them... Aside from that I have never driven a manual car... If I were to guess I would have to say the thing I am most nervous about is learning how to drive manual.. I have been reading tips and advise about how to do it but I also don't want to look or do something stupid especially during my MSF class. I know my friend with the spyder was embarrassed as he did not pass the first time. This was mostly due to not knowing the course well the first time he took it and was outside the boundary.
So long story short I am new to all of this and look forward to it as well as being nervous and don't want to die
lol. Any tips someone can provide for the course would be greatly appreciated!