Brand new female rider who is super enthused to start riding on a regular basis. The problem of course no bike. . I took the Team Oregon Basic Rider course and sadly missed my riding portion by 2 points. I don't fathom any issue passing once I get wrist time on the throttle. I've set aside money to spend hoping to keep it between 1K and 2500. Need extra for more safety gear (always the case). I realize without my endorsement test drives will be out of the question, luckily I have an experienced rider (10+ year GSX-R 1000...and you wonder why i need my own bike.. :shock for assistance (boyfriend). I do not want a cruiser right now. Maybe down the line but right now I just don't enjoy the extra weight. Anyways. Glad to be joining the community of riders and am looking forward to a future of enjoying the road.