Motorcycle riding moms. Your opinions?
I just got my first bike (arriving this week) and am a newbie rider. At 30 years old (ahem 29 3/4) and married I'm used to people asking me about having children. Hold on, let me whip one up for you, boy or girl?
When people found out I was getting a bike I received mixed reactions which ranged from terribly happy for me, jealous, to nervous and flat out against it (which was expected).
Underlying it all was the opinion that once (I should say if) a child comes, the bike goes away and doesn't come back for 20 years. If I'm not willing to do that for my children, then I will be a selfish and irresponsible mother. I got sat down (by a coworker) and told "When you get pregnant, no more bike."
I just wanted to get the opinion of other female riders; those with and without children, who ride as moms and those who gave it when raising children. What is your take on it?
I can see both sides of the argument but not being a mother and not sure when or if I will end up having children I'm not sure how I really feel about this. But I can tell you the idea that I could only get to ride for one season and not again till I'm 50 is depressing.