Six years and 75,000 miles ago I bought a Harley and re-entered the world of motorcycles at the age of 55, and I have been having a blast ever since! I also have made every beginner mistake in the book. Wait a minute, what book? There is beginner mistake book. Well, there is w and I wish I would have had it six years go. I wrote this book so you can cash in on my experiences and save yourself time, money and hassle. Crammed with beginner mistakes, tips, how-to's and resources' it has what every new or re-entry rider needs to kw about riding and gear. It's got all of the stuff they didn't tell you about selecting a starter bike, minimizing risk, riding safety, using the 'friction zone', going where you look, buying the right gear the first time and many more basic rider topics. It is easy to read, well organized and laced with a little off-beat humor to make it fun. The single best thing I did when I started riding was to go through the MSF Basic Rider course. The next best thing I could have done would have been buying this book. Reading this book can minimize your learning curve and enable you to start really enjoying your motorcycle today.