My White Dragon!
Hey! What a great forum - and active, too...
I'm new to riding my own bike, and haven't even been on the back of one for decades. Took MSF course w/my husband back in May (Mother's Day weekend) and got licensed together. He bought a used HD Heritage Softail and I found a 2006 Suzuki C50 Boulevard (LOVE HER!!); both are dressed out, (but I have no faring or roll bars). The bikes were his idea - at least he'd been talking about getting one for him for 2-3 years. I kept saying no because when he had a Honda 750 he never wanted a passenger and I like riding - so why would I want to sit and watch him have all the fun, right? When I suggested getting my own, I think he thought I was kidding...
He does not feel like I should go anywhere outside our small town until I've got more practice - I feel like the practice comes from riding. I would like to ride into my office, 38 miles into a congested metro area with expressways, etc. I will admit it makes me nervous to think of taking this ride, but it would be about 9 miles of interstate and then a 4 lane divided highway with some 19 stop lights (NO turns) to reach my destination; oh and another 15 miles or so of county roads through countryside on the home end.
I've been traveling this path for 8 years in my car; blessed to never witness an accident much less be involved in one, although I've seen a few fender benders pulled over and the occasional roll-over or really crunched car. But my husband is sure I'm totally insane for even considering it...I think he would sell the bikes if he could!
Am I being cocky, overconfident and overanxious with only 300 miles seat time? I'm okay with my 30 minute runs in the evening, but just want to ride all the time. Out of respect for his concern for me I'm honoring his wishes, but...is there an answer here?