I got it late in life. My son, turned 21, bought a Yamaha F6 and needed someone to ride with. I said, what the heck. I passed the permit test, and am taking the Motorcycle Safety class this weekend (which will give me my license too) and then once my power boat sells, i will buy an 1800T and go riding with him.
Congratulations, take it slow and easy and don't mix it up with too much traffic if possible. Ride like your invisible...expect them to pull out and be ready. Oh yeah, ride with your hi beam on in daylight hours for more visibility....these are all just my opinions, of course!
I did take the MSF course and that is where I got my license. Great class and the coaches were the best.
My son has been riding since he was 5 years old, started with a 50cc Yamaha and he just turned 21 and has been riding a Honda CBR1000RR, got it for him for his 18th birthday.
He wanted someone else to ride with so my wife got me the VTX1300R for my 59th birthday.
The supervisor of the course where I took my exam asked my son to seriously consider becoming a ridercoach (that will make his head swell).
Talk about nervous, he and my wife were there last night to watch me take the exam, nothing like a little added pressure.
Love the bike, love to ride so far.
Congrats. It is very addicting and fun. I rode in my 20's and 30's and got back on when my only kid (daughter) got married and on her own. I didn't ride for 10 years. One big difference I have noticed when I got back on last year is the danger of cell phones. Always make sure you don't ride in blind spots. If you can't see their faces in mirrors they can't see you. I was a more aggressive rider in my youth but now make sure I leave plenty of space in front of me to react to anything. This morning was a classic example as I was going through a construction area where pieces of metal were all over the road. If I had followed the truck in front of me too close I would not have seen them until it was too late as the truck was high enough to just drive over them. Always be on guard and never assume anything. Never be in a hurry to go anywhere.
Congrats. I just finally got my endorsment a couple months ago. I also took the MSF course this past weekend. I rode in my 20's and always just kept renewing my temps. I have been around dirt bikes and 4 wheelers most of my life. The only thing wrong with getting your license late in life is that you missed all the other years of riding. Better late that never. Just ride safe because their are alot of idiots out there.
That's great! The first time I did mine I was 16 years old and I passed it on a Honda MT 125. Sold my next bike a Honda xl 250 when I was about 28 years old. Stopped ridding until I was 50 years old and took the test on a 1994 Suzuki 1400 Intruder. Failed the first time I tried but passed it on the second. It's a lot harder course on biker bikes!
Congrats and welcome aboard. Very motivating to see people still doing things they want to do without letting their age be a factor. I started 2 months ago at 47 because I was at the point that if I didn't do it now I never would. Be safe and enjoy.