by Mrs. B
I am a new rider who rode my Sporty on a 200 mile round trip with my DH. This was my fifth time on the bike and my first trip of more than 70 miles. The first 100 miles were okay - it was a cool morning and most of the trip was highway with very little traffic so I wasn't too nervous. The day warmed up and I knew I was getting tired but had to be alert for the trip home. Coming home the road went from three lanes down to two lanes and a Mercedes merged between me and my DH. DH thought I had been cut off and proceeded to slow to 20 mph on the roadway causing the Benz and me to brake hard. I tried to signal that I was okay just to keep going but DH proceeded to flip off the Mercedes and then chase the car down the road once it got around him. I freaked out! I screamed at him to stop (like he could hear me - duh), honked my horn, and started crying all the while trying to keep the bike at the posted speed. When I finally caught up to DH I pulled off the road and just bawled. How could he leave me like that??? He said he just snapped and for me to stop crying because I know how to ride. I kept crying and got the dry heaves. He promised he would never leave me like that again. As we finished the trip home, I promised God if we made it home safely I would never operate a bike again. Once we got home, I gave my DH the keys and said I would never again ride my own. DH said I would get back on it in time, but I made a promise to God who did get us home without further incident. What now?