Getting over the fear...
Hey Ladies...I have a small problem here. Last fall I completed the BRC and got my motorcycle endorsement...a month later I bought my first bike, a used 08 Ninja 250. Needless to say I'm in love with riding and always will be! But there's a small issue...it may sound silly and it probably is. I live with my mother and sister...and they are 100% totally against me riding. My mom about has a heart attack every time I say "I'm going riding", and she insists on following me....and we don't even really live in the city. I handle my bike well...I've ridden in traffic quite a few times now and I handle myself perfectly fine.
I'm asking you ladies to please help me think up some good points to bring up to my mom and sister, to get them to understand that I understand the risk in riding, but I can handle myself. Granted...I'm only 18 years old, 5'6" and only weigh 97 pounds...that doesn't help ease their minds at all. I know some of you will probably say, "You're 18, you can do what you want", and yes that IS true...but it can be hard at times being that I live under my mom's roof so I feel I owe her some respect. She has seen me ride, she knows I'm a decent rider, it's mainly the other idiot drivers she is worried about.
Can anyone help me think of some positive points about riding to bring up... that will put their minds at ease a little? I've tried and tried...but the same old, "Its not you I'm worried about, its the other drivers!!" excuse.
Thank you all, and sorry, I know this is kind of a silly post...