So I decided that sharing a motorcycle with Tyson was going to get old pretty fast (it’s kind of no fair to require one person to drive around in the car behind the other person on the motorcycle), and I had spotted a motorcycle on one of the local store’s web site that looked reasonable. It is a 2005 Ninja 250R. It is very much a starter bike — 250cc, 304lb dry weight — but it’s the sport bike style so I can see if I like that, and it seems like it will be a much easier and less intimidating thing to learn on than some of the other motorcycles that had been proposed. I have to wait until Monday for the registration paperwork to be done before I can pick it up.
In the meanwhile, Tyson let me borrow his motorcycle while we drove around to the local stores looking for a bed frame to go with the new mattress. He did follow in the car. I did generally ok. I wasn’t keeping a very consistent speed. Tyson thinks I need to pay more attention to road conditions. And I was being intimidated by picking up speed in downhill turns. And, then I dropped Tyson’s motorcycle again while turning slowly into a parking space.