This weekend one of our local motorcycle dealerships had the Spyder guys in town. What, you ask, is a Spyder? It’s a motorcycle with three wheels, 2 in the front and 1 in the back. They were offering test drives and J missed out on it last year. So we headed over to the dealership and found out no passengers allowed. That meant I was going to have to stay behind since I don’t have a motorcycle endorsement. So while J was signing up, I was reading the signs. They didn’t say anything about needed the endorsement, so I asked. An endorsement was needed to go out on the road. That didn’t mean I was left out of the fun though! I got to stay behind and drive around the test course to my hearts content.
That actually lasted about 10 minutes, for 2 reasons. 1) Going around the same course got boring really fast. I guess I can cross Nascar driver off my list of potential future jobs 😉 and 2) my arms got really tired. The course is a smallish course, I don’t think I got it over 9 or 10 mph. There wasn’t room. And one side had a lot of curves/turns so people could get used to not leaning. Those are what made my arms tired. But it was fun to ride and helped me become more comfortable with curves/turns. Here’s pictures of J and I on the brand new Spyders! I don’t have a helmet on because my picture was taken on the bike set there specifically for pictures only. I promise, I wore my helmet while on the course.
This was the course I had to ride on. The Spyder guys had everyone practice here before letting them out on the the road.