Re: Finally not so lonely!
I'm proud of you, lady. You've done good and reaped the rewards of all the good advice the guys have offered.
It goes without saying that motorized bicycles are addictive and there's no doubt that you'll start your second project bike soon. In the interim, enjoy your first one because even if you build a hundred you'll have fond memories of that first ride.
Oh, and I'm too a believer in helmets. I use DOT approved motorcycle type and the full face helmets will protect you better than the 1/2 or 3/4 helmets.
You might want to check Iron Horse Helmets. They have decent prices and offer quality products.
Keep us posted on your projects and above all, have fun and ride safe.
Age and Treachery Will Always Triumph
Over Youth and Skill & "Charlie Don't Ride"