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My wife, Dena recently got her learner's permit. I don't know about other states but, here in Colorado a person can ride solo as long as a licensed MC rider is in close proximity and in direct communication. We've got ScalaRider communications sets on our helmets so, we can ride together on our two '09 400's. For the past few days we've been staying in a several block area of the neighborhood, which has local streets with a variety of stop, start and turning situations. This morning, we did the same for a warm up, then struck out for the movie theater across town, about six or seven miles and hitting some errands on the way. Streets varied and included local, neighborhood types, a 55mph bypass, 45mph collector street, and others. She did great, and I look forward to many days riding formation with her and soon, getting her full-fledged MC endorsement. She's thinking up a name to use and will be joining the site in the future.

[attachment=0:22qadqst]Dena at theater.jpg[/attachment:22qadqst]
 

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Did your wife ever wonder if this day would ever come ??
Maybe she is really WonderWoman...... :)
 

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My wife has liked the idea of riding a scooter, but was never very comfortable as a pillion rider. The seat was a little hard/wide for her, and the constant air flow on her helmet hurt her neck. I never had realized how different the pillion experience was, until I rode back there with my brother driving. She finds being in the driver's seat much more comfortable. Still, she has lots to learn. One problem she is having though, is with her short legs. I have read of people with thick-sole riding boots but, don't know where to get them. Can anyone tell me if these are special made or, if they come like that and, where does one find them?
 

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Good to see she is keeping the rubber side 'UP'. :lol:

I think that's an iPhone glitch I recently emailed someone a phot direct from within camera roll and it embedded the pic upside down. :twisted:
 

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Did you give a thought to letting her take the MSF beginners class? It might be very useful for her. Just my $.02. Enjoy riding together! :thumbup:
 

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Wes_Ingram said:
Did you give a thought to letting her take the MSF beginners class? It might be very useful for her. Just my $.02. Enjoy riding together! :thumbup:
+1, And go with her if you can. Take the course if you've never taken one.
 

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Just curious about the posted picture -- why did she have to stand on her head?
I agree with NormanB...something with the iPhone. However, while I originally saw the problem, I corrected it (I thought) by downloading it to my PC first and using Paint to rotate it. Now, what is particularly strange is, if I view this thread on my iPhone, the pic in inverted but, when viewing on my PC, it is correct. Paul, are you viewing this on an Apple product?
 

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knucklehead said:
Wes_Ingram said:
Did you give a thought to letting her take the MSF beginners class? It might be very useful for her. Just my $.02. Enjoy riding together! :thumbup:
+1, And go with her if you can. Take the course if you've never taken one.
Actually, she started the class last fall. I would say she is not mechanically inclined but, that is not correct. She is mechanically disinclined! It was enough for her to just try to learn to keep the rubber down :shock: Add to that the clutch and shifter and well, down she went :blackeye: Twisted her foot and had to drop the class. She still wants to take the class but, on a scooter and only after getting much more comfortable on it. We're going to do it kinda backwards and get her license, then take the class, I think. I plan to take the intermediate class.
 

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The instructor arranged to have a scooter available when I took the class, there were two of us that were going to be riding scooters after the class. The dealer that supplies the MC for the class is also a KYMCO dealer and he provided a Super8 150, it was a blast! The instructor used it to demo the manuvers to the class after he noticed I was having too much fun. Worth a try to ask, at least she would be more comfortable and not have to worry about the clutch and shifting. Good luck! :thumbup:
 
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