Congratulations on your first ride! When you start out as a new rider, you notice everything. Little wobbles in a turn, that the shift from 2nd-3rd has more of a click to it than 3rd-4th, etc. I was like that a year and a half ago. It is a good thing to be a little hyper-sensitive at first. The best advise I was given came from my buddy who had been riding for years. He told me to just go ride. Get some seat time in. He also said that you can ride in the country to relax, but make sure to spend the same amount of time in town negotiating traffic lights, cars, pedestrians, tight corners, etc. Anyone can cruise an open road. But dealing with the unexpected is where you really learn to be a good biker. So, ride to work, go buy bread, run to the gym, but make sure to ride the bike. You will eventually get a second nature about what gear to be in at a given speed, what gear to shift down to depending on the type corner you need to make, how long it takes to stop comfortably and so on. I am really glad to have another Vulcan family member. Keep the shiny side up!
'07 VN900 Classic
Horsepower is an illusion.
Torque is the source of all good things.