I am a 41-year-old mother of four. I teach Physics at a local high school. My oldest child just graduated from high school. And my husband says that I have a total disregard for my personal safety. He bought himself a Suzuki DR 650. I decided it would be great if we could ride and have adventures together. But I had never ridden before. So, the first thing I did was go and get my temporary motorcycle license and within a week was enrolled in an MSF class. So, three weeks ago I finished my MSF class. I actually started the class two months ago, but I dropped the bike and hurt my knee. I tried to get back on the bike and finish the class, but my knee swelled so bad that I couldnt. I was on crutches for two weeks. After I finished the class I had to decide what kind of bike I wanted. I knew that I didnt want to shift. Thus, I decided I wanted a BMW scooter. Two weeks ago I bought myself a BMW C650. I liked the size, the feel and look of the BMW. I was so excited. I couldnt wait for my first ride. Alas it would have to wait, as I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery one week ago. Today was the day. My husband asked if I wanted to go for a ride. Yippee!!! He is usually a wonderful husband, but today he was an idiot (as I said). This is the first thing he made me ride down on my first ride, our gravel driveway that has huge pits in it. Hence, see the picture below. My first scratches. Less than two miles and I have my first scratches. I also broke my back brake handgrip. But did I let that stop me. No way. If a swollen knee couldnt stop me then dropping my scooter wouldnt. I got back up and started my adventure. We rode down our road and went to a nearby state park that has nice slow curvy roads. I have to remember to look through the turns and not watch my speed so much. I was a little nervous, but as seen below I did it and had a great time. So where should my new adventure rider sticker go, on the front or back scratch? I cant wait for my next adventure; hopefully it will start out a little better than this one. It can only end better with more helmet hair. Can't wait for tomorrow! Maybe I'll let the idiot go to.