2000 VN 750 Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central New Jersey
I would value any input\stories on constructively promoting an apprehensive wive's openness to riding. Any thoughts experiences you can share beyond taking MSF courses (starting that later this month myself)
I am a cautious, responsible adult - my wife already knows\agrees. The usual "I don't trust others out there" .. Do defensive riding courses exist?
Unfortunately we both know people injured and killed in car and motorcycle alike.
Any success stories of family being "won over"? If my case it took time but my wife learned to be A-OK with my firearms interest and shooting hobby.
Anyone can get hurt or worse at any time under the most innocent of circumstances. It is just a fact of life. Do you increase your chances of an accident while riding a motorcycle? Yes, big time. People refuse to look for cycles, they don't care for cycle riders and then when we have minor situations we have minimal if any protection around us. With all that said, riding is one of the most exciting and enjoyable things you can do that is still legal. My wife was against it but about four or five years ago (I am just a few months short of 63) I went and took the course and have been riding ever since. She knows how much I love to ride and has decided it is better than some of the other things I could have taken up. We just don't mention that I do those things also so all is good for now.
and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.
New ride: 2009 Victory Vision Arlen Ness Signature Series