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I Want To Ride – Upcoming Female Motorcyclist Blog - YouMotorcycle
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I Want To Ride – Upcoming Female Motorcyclist Blog

Hello riders! Some of you may remember last month’s article Targeting Women Motorcyclists – Resources for Female Riders. The article highlighted Vicki Gray / MOTORESS and the International Female Ride Day, other players in the local female riding community, and how as riders we all benefit from a strong female presence in motorcycling. It called out for women riders to share their links with us.

Earlier today I heard about a new blog, I-Want-To-Ride.com. The new blog chronicles the quest to becoming a motorcyclist, as told by future biker-belle Cecilia Lourenco. Having lived and rode a scooter in Florence, Italy, Cecilia’s posts offer an enthusiastic but down to earth look at her progression into motorcycling here in Toronto, Canada:

“I miss that little scooter…well not so little.  I did tip over a couple of times and needed help to get it back up!!  On second thought…what am I thinking?!!  I can’t ride a motorcycle!!!  What if I tip over?!!  No no no, squash that thought.  It’s time, I can do it.

I’m tired of sitting in the back of someone else’s motorcycle.  I want to be in control!  I want to ride!!  But if I tipped over with my Piaggio Liberty, how will I be able to handle a motorcycle?  I’m only 5’1″ and 110lbs and when I tell people I want to ride a motorcycle they all chuckle!

So now on cue my inner voice steps in and says, “Come on Cecilia, when have you ever backed down from a challenge?!”

That’s right!  And you know what, when I first purchased that scooter six years ago I was so scared to ride but I didn’t let that fear take over.  It’s kind of the same fear I feel now with motorcycles.  Fear mixed in with anticipation and excitement.”

Copied from http://i-want-to-ride.com/1/post/2010/09/i-want-to-ride.html without permission, so cross your fingers that Cecilia won’t mind!

Later posts address her licensing here in Canada, from having to spend over 3 hours to get her M1 motorcycle license at the Ministry of Transportation – an Ontario motorcycling tradition – to her special women-only weekend M2 Course this coming week.

Best of luck to Cecilia and the rest of the Women’s Weekend riders this weekend!

Follow Cecilia’s adventures at http://i-want-to-ride.com