Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oregon coast
Motorcycle: 2011 GSX-R750
Re: Helpz preaze
If she's not interested, she's not interested, leave it at that.
I didn't even think about riding until my husband said "let's go look at motorcycles", and being a "good" wife, I went along. When I sat on a very cute 125 they had, saw the $2500 price tag, I realized I could do this, it was cheap (HA!), and it would go a long way to spicing up my 110 mile RT commute. I bought a 250 Ninja instead ($3000 brand new). That was 6 years, 6 bikes, 60000 miles, and one broken back & ankle ago. Yes, if you're hit (I was stopped for an accident), riding is more dangerous than being in a car. So is walking or riding a bicycle. I can control my own actions, but I can't guarantee everyone else's. I wish I could get statistics on riders that are like me, but I can't; so I look at the statistics knowing at least half were unskilled, were wearing all black, or had been drinking.
An unexpected bonus has been the kick-ass fun my husband & I are having doing it together, riding through the twisties for Sunday breakfast, going to MotoGP races, going to trackdays, etc. (we're watching WSB as I type!).
It's a sport, not transportation. If you love it, it's worth it. If you don't, it's not.
It sounds like your relationship is serious. Hopefully she's open to you doing what you love. If not, you have a bigger issue than her taking up riding. I hope it all works out for you. Good luck.
Last edited by Luna C; 02-27-2011 at 04:27 PM.