Solo or Two-up?

Solo or Two-up Preference?

I'll be home by dark:30.
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OK, you can come along, but no screaming.
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I don't care... whatever.
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Solo or Two-up?

#1 Unread post by poppygene » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:59 pm

Practically all of my riding has been solo. I wouldn't mind if she did, but Herself doesn't care to ride (to put it politely) and to keep the peace I don't push the issue even though I think it would be great to share the experience. That said, I enjoy my time alone as I'm sure many riders do. It's cheap therapy in a manner of speaking.

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#2 Unread post by High_Side » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:08 pm

The only time I have ever really taken passengers is when I was dating.
Other than that, only when someone is in a bind and needs a ride. Riding two-up is no fun IMO....

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#3 Unread post by MASHBY » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:16 pm

Tend to agree with Bruce on this one.I dont mind two up if I have too but prefer Solo.
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#4 Unread post by muz » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:35 pm

I've only been riding for a year, and took my wife with me 3 times last summer. It was a little unsettling to have her back there at first, but ok once I got used to it. She enjoyed it, but she said after awhile she got bored and wished that she had her own bike (yes!!!).

I can definitely say that as a new rider it really made me concentrate on smoothing out my starts, stops and shifts.
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#5 Unread post by Keyoke » Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:49 pm

Don't mind either way - do more riding 2-up than solo nowadays anyway.

Will be great when she (Miss_C667) gets her own ride though
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#6 Unread post by houk » Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:20 pm

No riders :mrgreen:
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#7 Unread post by Mag7C » Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:22 pm

Well I charge by the peg, so it's really their choice. $10 for a ride, $5 per footpeg use. If they have a limp I raise the price on the corresponding peg.

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#8 Unread post by 9000white » Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:46 pm

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#9 Unread post by Toyuzu » Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:29 pm

When I first started riding, My wife was a passenger quite often. Now though, with two kids and a third due in less than two months....Let's just say our two-up riding will be short-lived when we are finally able to do it. We'll have to wait until baby is ready to do without mom for a couple of hours, then we can get a sitter and take the bike to dinner. I'm looking forward to that. My better half is, too. :motorcycle:
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#10 Unread post by madmax » Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:52 pm

I probably ride 90% of my miles solo. My wife says while I'm gone on the bike is the only time she has to get her house work done so she doesn't usually go with me. Sometimes she'll take a day ride with me but not very often. I like to go to rallys and sometimes will be gone for 2 or 3 days. I just can't seem to get her to go with me on this kind of trip although I'm sure she would have a good time. O well , more safety chrome for me I guess. It is cheaper to go by myself and she has had to put up with me every day for the last 31 years. she is probably glad to get rid of me for a couple days.
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#11 Unread post by JJ » Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:31 pm

There are times I wish my wife would go with me but she doesn't appreciate biking. Oh well, her loss.

I did have a chance to take my daughter on a 4 day camping trip on the bike and it was really good to re-connect with her.(she's a teen) No telephone, TV or distractions. We got a chance to talk, sightsee and have some memorable times. On our last day I pulled into a campsite that I made reservations for before the trip. There was a big sign saying "No Motorcycles" Well they let us in after a lot of discussion and then I was asked to leave after arguing with the owner (an a-hole) My daughter & I left and got another spot. We went out for dinner and she started to laugh realizing we got the boot from trailer trash. Something to remember and laugh about for years!

Sometimes a passenger is good.

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#12 Unread post by oldnslo » Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:40 pm

I am solo also. I have never even had another person sit on the back of my bike. I am selfish about my solitude, and riding is the only activity I engage in that doesn't require interaction with anybody on a verbal basis.
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#13 Unread post by Warlock » Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:51 pm

When I was single I thought my bikes were always a great way to meet chicks. Seeing how they always wanted a ride. How can a chick pressed up hard against you with thier arms around you ever be a bad thing.

I do enjoy the chance to go scratching solo but I think 2 up can be just as fun.

I'm hoping to teach the wife to do some knee draging of her own though. 8)
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#14 Unread post by TechTMW » Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:48 am

I solo. Been trying to get the wife on board for a while ... living in Italy she sees 2-5 people on a scoot every day, so she's getting more used to the idea of a '2-wheel family outing' and she's even starting to mention how she likes this or that scooter .... :wink:

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#15 Unread post by keysman » Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:28 pm

I have never done it. As a number of you have said, my wife just isn't interested.
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#16 Unread post by Ladymx » Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:30 pm

If you want a ride, get your own ride. I have done two up and know its a better ride not doing so.

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#17 Unread post by spyderbret » Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:33 pm

My wife goes with me every once and a while. Like others have said, I really like the alone time but having her along is fun too!
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#18 Unread post by the_first_lonewolf » Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:21 am

my lady can't handle the seat on my sportster very long so only goes for show hauls.....trying to talk me into buying an FLHi...2 bikes would be kinda nice.... :D
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#19 Unread post by bikeguy joe » Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:04 pm

I ride to work solo.

I ride with my wife and do the 20 dollar hamburger thing A LOT.

Hey I like hamburgers!

She has the ultimate trust, I'd never get on a bike with me, or anyone else for that matter.....

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#20 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:56 pm

Asss, gas or grass, no one rides for free.

Solo is best, but a blast with the wife once in a while is fun and a good way to spend time together without having to listen to endless yammering. :lol:

Then there's the payment plan discussed at the top of this post.... :naughty:
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