My name is Allison, and I am very new to this sport. I passed my BRC this weekend (2nd try). I feel fortunate that in my state (CA), if you don't pass, you can take the evaluation again, but you can also take the whole course again if you want. That's what I chose to do.
My Dad is a MSF RiderCoach in GA. I've always said I would go through the course one day..... Now I have 3 kids, 11,9,& 5, and live far away from him in CA. My Dad was recently diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, so I guess I am flailing - looking for a connection. But, I did take the course, got my permit, got my gear and got a bike. (Ninja 250). I really love the feeling of being on the bike and in control. I think I am quite wimpy. I'm really nervous about getting out on a main road. So, I will ride in parking lots and around my neighborhood until I don't feel that apprehension anymore.
Nice to meet you all.