Good for you on the motorcycle, kid. Advice from the vast community of BMW riders: 1) wear all the gear, all the time, and don't skimp on quality. You can get a $39 helmet or a $600 helmet; depends on whether you have a $39 head or a $600 head. 2) obey all traffic rules and presume there will always be some drivers who don't. 3) Maximize your visibility. Your riding togs should be neon-glow pink or yellow.
Finding out that Clarissa plans to attend my alma mater, the University of Washington