When I met hubby he had been riding for years. I had ridden on the back of another boyfriends bike and swore I never would again.
But after watching hubby ride and the way he rode I could see a big difference in the two so I decided to give it a try. I was a bit nervous at first but figured what the heck i trust him in everything else. So off we went. After he instructed me on how to be a passenger. I had a blast.
Unfortunately we didn;t get to ride together often then I got pregnant and couldn"t ride with him actually figured out I was pregnant and wnet on a ride with him that made me sicker than a dog.
Fast forward a few years (that was 1996 and 1997) Hubby sold his vfr and went without riding for a few years. So last year he bought his roadstar and got back into the wing of things. Have only ridden on it with him once. Well we went to the motorcycle shop and i fell in love with a Vstar. Told hubby if he got me that bike i would learn to ride.
Heres the conversation.:
Me: I want that bike it feels perfect...
Hubby: Not til you learn to ride so if you go down i won;t kill ya hahahahaha
Me: I do not want a sport bike...
Hubby: Let me do research see what a good starte bike is
Me; Ok fine then
Fast forward a week:
Hubby: well when we get home Iwill check and see if your a proud owner of a ninja 250
Hubby: I did my research and its a perfect starter bike its light and not to much power for a beginner.
Me: OK I am trusting you (in the back of my mind i don't have to worry someone will outbid him)
Later that night:
Hubby(greets me at the door) Guess what you are now the proud owner of a ninja 250
Hubby: We have to go to vegas to get it
Me: groooaaan Ok
Well we got her and I love her don't tell him but he was right. I wouldn't have been able to handle the vstar 1100 I wanted.
Whenever anyone asks hubby how i am doing he says better than I expected so that gives him points. He doesn't tell them I suck. He says I have a way to go but i am doing fine. Its just me that gets the no no no your doing it wrong. And then I get the if you don't like the way I teach then i won't teach and you won't ride lol. And of course I got the if you don't take the mSf you don't ride from him.
He is supportive in his way and he lets me ride when he isn't here which means he thinks I can without him here (at least in my around the neighborhood circuit) before he took my keys to work with him so i didn't get tempted and go out and kill myself.LOL
So in retrospect i guess i am getting the good job if not in the words but in his actions.
Have a great one and ride safe