Never being on a bike before, I bought a new 2011 Ninja 250r and wrecked it in the driveway. (I let the clutch out and it took off.) I wasn't hurt, but the way the bike skidded it trashed the transmission and the bike was totaled. (The bike never made it out onto the road.) I went ahead and signed up for the safety class and did not finish because everyone in my class had some experience riding and I was not comfortable with the bike because the class was moving too fast for me. I figured biking was not for me. However, ever since then when I see a biker I feel like a quitter and feel I need to master riding. I am thinking about getting a 300 ABS and signing up for the class again. What advise do you have? Also, I am 49 years old. Am I too old?