With all of the do's and don'ts in learning to ride a scooter/bike and then throw in the info I have read about practicing stops, curves, countersteering and the rest, I am wondering is it all going to be worth it or are there so many things to watch for (road hazards too) that I won't relax enough to enjoy the ride? I have never ridden any bike even as a passenger so this is all new. I intend to take my state's Motorcycle Class next week just to get a license. I didn't want to learn the manual, which is a reason I bought a scooter, but will have to anyway since that is all they teach. Any encouragement out there for me? If it makes a difference, I am a 54 year old woman.