Hey, I am looking to take up riding in eastern washington. I am trying to convince my girlfriend that I will not immediately perish when I hop on the bike. I'm taking a MSF class to get my endorsement and am saving up to collect all the gear. Ive been wanting to get into amateur racing with four wheels for quite awhile but I am now leaning towards possibly doing track days with a bike as a compromise. Lets me get a little bit of the track fun, without the cost of full time racing. Plus the girlfriend would prefer it over spending all my bike time on the street. Anyways, it will probably be awhile until Im riding regularly but I wanted to reach out and join the community.