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I know many of you would say it's a good thing but I almost beg to differ. For one thing.. it increaser her risk, and I honestly feel that I have better motor and reaction skills than her.. that I use when I ride.

I think I would worry about her when she is on the bike. Also, if we were riding together I wouldn't be able to handle seeing her wipeout or get in an accident.. especially if I saw it happen in front of me.

My girlfriend plays with the idea all the time and is signing up for the MSF course today..

what do you guys thinK? :confused:
 

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Well I saw you have to take the good with the bad.

Pros:
Riding partner
Another Mutual interests

Cons:
Possibility of her crashing


Sure there are more for each but you should sit down and think about that stuff.
 

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I think it's just because you guys have an attachment, it probbaly makes it harder.

Let her try it and see how she likes it, but continue to help her out.
 

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you expect her to support you and be ok with you riding, do the same for her..I know it's hard, as soon as I told my GF I wanted to get a bike, she said ok i'm gonna get one too, I got upset, we got into a little bit of a argument, but in the end I realized that if she has to go through that for me, and she really wants a bike, I need to go through that for her, and support her

I can't be a hypocrite and say I can ride but you can't
 

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Leb_CRX said:
you expect her to support you and be ok with you riding, do the same for her..I know it's hard, as soon as I told my GF I wanted to get a bike, she said ok i'm gonna get one too, I got upset, we got into a little bit of a argument, but in the end I realized that if she has to go through that for me, and she really wants a bike, I need to go through that for her, and support her

I can't be a hypocrite and say I can ride but you can't
I ran into that same problem.. she said she worries about me too..
 

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I ran into that same problem.. she said she worries about me too..
I sware woman (the ones I meet anyhow) are all about

if you can do it, I can do it

so if you are getting a bike, I want a bike
if you can speed, I want to speed
if you take crack cocaine, I can take crack coa...

oops
;)

you get my point

it's annoying for me, but I am trying to deal with it :eek:
 

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Women have vastly inferior coordination and intelligence, so I would put my foot down and order her to give up the idea.
 

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I would be scared to death to put my gf on a bike by herself. I won't ever have to worry about that because she doesn't even want to get on the back of mine. I would be so worried everytime she left.
 

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girls who can ride rok!! significant other riding, i dont think so. like was said, just something about being attached to them would make it hard. I know women could say the same about men, but face it, most (but not all) women just dont have the ability, reaction time, or ability to make decisions in a panic situation...they tend to just freak. then they start crying and you dont need that.
 

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I would love it if my wife rode. She took the MSF and got her endorsement but her first trip solo on my bike ended badly for her. I still want her to get back on a bike herself but now that we have a daughter she is reluctant to do it.
 

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JESTER600 said:
girls who can ride rok!! significant other riding, i dont think so. like was said, just something about being attached to them would make it hard. I know women could say the same about men, but face it, most (but not all) women just dont have the ability, reaction time, or ability to make decisions in a panic situation...they tend to just freak. then they start crying and you dont need that.
Damn, thats way harsh....
 

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My fiance rides, and the biggest problem is when we are riding in groups. She is always in the back, and for some reason I can't stay in the back of a group, where my skill level exceeds the rider in front of me. So even though she says to go have fun, I still have to wonder if she is ok, is she still with the group, did she get lost, etc.... It SOMETIMES makes, what is suppose to be fun, into a sort of stressful ride.
 

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The truth is sometimes harsh.

And there are also guys that will react the way girls do when they have to make a decision that could affect their well-being.
 

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I agree.. she's scared to drive my car because she might not be able to react well enough to hit a pothole and bend my rims.. and that is in a car.. she wants to get on a motorcycle.

while the idea seems great.. a nice country ride on a sunny day.. in traffic? No..
 

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I wouldnt let my soon-to-be wife get her own sports bike. If she decides she wants a bike, I will get her a 250 cruiser and I will sell my sportbike and get a cruiser as well (even though I dont really want to yet)
 

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I wouldnt let my soon-to-be wife get her own sports bike. If she decides she wants a bike, I will get her a 250 cruiser and I will sell my sportbike and get a cruiser as well (even though I dont really want to yet)
I was thinking the same thing..
 

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The good....you two can take the bikes to the local park for a quiet picnic.

The 'very' bad....when you are ready to lay down the rubber and ride hard, she will get left behind, and sometimes you just can't fight the urge. Then she gets pissed....and you don't get laid for a year.
 

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I am a female and I learned to ride because my boyfriend rode. He didn't like having a passenger and I didn't like being one. So the only way I was going to get to spend time with him is if I learned. That was nearly 2 years ago. I never once had the thinking of "I am going to it because I can" I just wanted to share something that meant alot to him...He loves it. We go everywhere together and I sometimes go by myself or he goes out by himself...We go to Bike Nights together, bike shows. I have riding buddies, sure they are all guys, but I am not treated any different for being a girl. As far as slower reflexes or whatever, you would be surprised at what a woman is capable of doing in an emergency situation, my body reacts even before my mind has a chance to think about what to do. I am a very cautious rider, I don't take risks like most guys. I have never been in an accident and the only time I have ever had to react to an emergency (1 week after having a license I locked the rear wheel up at a T...I never saw the "Stop Ahead" sign) I held on to it and rolled on the throttle and not only made the turn but managed to keep both wheels on the concrete, actually less than 3 inches from the grass...not one of the guys knew how I saved it...hell even I don't know how I saved it. Point is, don't underestimate anyone because they are the "lesser" sex, you will only look like a fool. I say let her do what she wants to do, I am sure she is a big girl and she can take care of herself. You may actually enjoy the company. :cool:

BTW (I just noticed that you are older) I am 27 so I am old enough, my boyfriend is 29. I started on an sv650, then went to a F3 now I have an F4i (I was so glad to be rid of my sv for the CBR...I would suggest an old CBR to any rider wanting to learn, at least women riders)...sure my boyfriend leaves me in the corners...I don't care...I am taking in the scenery.
 
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