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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2003, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Okay guys and girls,

My wife and I are taking PA's motorcycle saftey course in April. I am taking it to spend some quality time with my wife, get out of all the bad habits that I have when I ride and she wants to learn how to ride. I am excited about it and think that all girls that ride are so cool..... BUT, she has some proving to do before I am comfortable with her just taking off up the street on a bike.

Do any of your girlfriends/wives/mistresses ride????
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confortability depends on her ability. if you ride together, ride behind her so you can to see how she controls the bike, you can hear her shifting habbits, you can observe her reactions, and you can check out her butt all at the same time.

hopefully it won't take her long to gain your confidence. like anything else, try not to be too critical about her riding and definately don't be too controlling either. let her be her. you wouldn't like the reversed rolls. learning to ride can be stressful on its own. just keep reminding her that NOBODY see's her. i hope she enjoys it as much as we do.

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hopefully it won't take her long to gain your confidence. like anything else, try not to be too critical about her riding and definately don't be too controlling either. let her be her. you wouldn't like the reversed rolls. learning to ride can be stressful on its own. just keep reminding her that NOBODY see's her. i hope she enjoys it as much as we do.

I am sure it won't take long for me to feel comfortable with her riding. I was very floored when she approached me about doing it.

theres nothing like a woman on a bike.
I AGREE!!!

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I think it is a good thing, then you both can share a common interest and she will understand how you feel, about heading out with the fellas for a ride. Once she is good, she can join in on the fun. Get her on some wheels bro. What kinda scooter are you thinking of for her?
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I think it is a good thing, then you both can share a common interest and she will understand how you feel, about heading out with the fellas for a ride. Once she is good, she can join in on the fun. Get her on some wheels bro. What kinda scooter are you thinking of for her?
Yea, it would be real cool heading out in the summer time together on bikes. I have a 98' F3 that I thought about letting her ride, but a 500cc may be more down her alley. So, I was going to sell the F3 and buy her something she could handle.

What would you recommend?
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Let her use the 98, obviously she will not have the testosterone issues that us guys have. Just tell her to take it easy and do not let her get into trouble. As said previously, get behind her when riding, so she does not feel the need to keep up, you can go at her pace until she catches on and starts burning it up!!! Get her all the GEAR!!!!! You do not the little woman to get a set of rashed cheeks! Oh sorry on her it is spelled chicks.
Definitely get her on the track....it will give her more confidence in the bike and if she has a get off, there is more room to slide. Why can't we all get chicas that ride, then we could just go to a solid tail section!!
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Yea, it would be real cool heading out in the summer time together on bikes. I have a 98' F3 that I thought about letting her ride, but a 500cc may be more down her alley. So, I was going to sell the F3 and buy her something she could handle.

What would you recommend?
i'd recommend that (if you can afford it) keep the F3 and buy her an older 500cc (early 80's for cheap money) and when she grows out of it she can step into the F3 and then you sell the 500cc. big bike=heavy bike. having the older bike won't hurt so bad if she drops it, falls, etc... she needs to be able to pick it up on her own if it falls over. get the kinks worked out then step her up when she's comfortable. too much might scare her off. i know this from experience. one slip of the wrist could keep her from ever riding again if she starts with too much power.

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My daughter rides. We found her a '96 EX-500. Excellent bike that you can ride anywhere. I have taken it to WV a few times and it will keep up with traffic.

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Where are u 2 taking the class @?

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Where are u 2 taking the class @?
It's the standard PA motorcycle safety class that we are taking at CCAC South Campus.
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