Good on ya. Try to capture this sense of accomplishment you have so you can look back after a few sets of wore out tires, and see what you've added to your skill set. I see it as real responsible action on your part to take a course that helps you start out with some tools to keep you safe. There is no mandate that you need to tear yourself or your bike up to be a "real rider". Congratulations on the successful completion.
“many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased”- Steinbeck, [I]"Travels with Charlie"
[FONT="Century Gothic"][I]Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith[/I] [/FONT]