Well, I survived Thursday night's class.. today was the riding portion, then class work this afternoon... I have the clutch control all worked out, but my problem is my hands are too weak to keep working the clutch, and I'm afraid to go fast.. LOL... I'm still in the class (if you can't complete the exercises, they ask you to leave) so I guess I"m doing okay. Tomorrow is the rest of the class and the evaluation and I know if I don't speed up, I won't pass... but that is ok, at least I can say I tried it....My hands are little and the clutch is hard to pull, so I think with practice, I could do it, but I don't think I"m all that excited to OWN a bike.. LOL.....I do have a souvenier though... I was in a curve and I accidently applied front brake while turning and of course, the bike went straight down!! I didn't go down with it, it just slipped down, but it did break the turn signal cover.. and I have the broken piece as my souvenier.. lol.....I was so worried about dropping the bike, so I got that out of the way early... haven't dropped it since... this is alot harder than I expected and my hand is real sore and has a blister already... so I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring, but either way, at least I tried it... Pass or fail! But I can say that I DID ride a motorcycle and did serveral exercises on it without dropping it... I'll let you know how tomorrow goes!!