You Are Gonna Die!
Honda Rebel 250
How many women out there have those nay sayers trying to squelch your visions of open roads, wind in your face, Live to Ride desire that pulses through your viens?
Call it mid life crisis, call it what you will all I know is I wanna ride.
A little about me, closing in on 50, married nearly 30 years, children raised and always have had a passion for riding motorcycles. Married to the love of my life but he is also my biggest nay sayer, he can't believe that I am even considering a motorcycle. They are so dangerous, I will be seriously hurt or worse yet, "You are gonna die."
I have tried to no avail to use analogies of other things that we do in our everyday lives, ie. driving a car, in which we could also be hurt. I have come to believe that nothing will change his mind.
Of course when I started to pursue this I had no motorcycle and no real plan as to how I would get one but I am a firm believer in where there is a will there is a way and I can be very resourceful. My wonderful husband wasn't to worried, seemed as if he was humored by my dream but then it happened, I got a bike.
I had sent an email to my brother, who has been a rider for many years and also has a tendency to buy a good bike when he sees it, inquiring if he had a bike that would make a good starter bike for me and not so surprising, he did! A week later my brother made the 140 mile trek to bring me a bike to use, I didn't even have to buy a bike. I now have a Honda Rebel 250 and my dear husband is looking at me in total disbelief.
I really was not planning on this being a huge issue but it certainly has turned into one, BIG HUGE!
Any advice as to how I should handle this situation? Do I just continue my pursuit of adventure and not listen to his negativity? Do I try to sway his way of thinking? I am really struggling with this, I have always been someone's daughter, someone's wife, someone's mother and I have a desire I want to fulfill for ME...I want to be A LADY RIDER!
This is very disheartening.