It is comical. You can sometimes see (in both men and women) that they're on the verge of blurting, but you're a girl! My favorite is when my kids' little friends find out that both Scan and I ride. When they think of Scan, they just say, cool. But when they find out I ride as well, their eyes get big, they smile (even giggle a bit), and then they ask me all kinds of questions - especially the girls.
Also, when men (riders and non-riders alike) find out that I'm rider, they always want to know what size bike I'm on. They will sometime take a guess before I answer - usually they guess 500 cc. When I tell them I'm on a 1600, they don't quite know how to react. One guy (a customer at my job) actually said, are you sure about that? I didn't even feel the need to continue the discussion with him. I literally just kept quiet (which is incredibly difficult for me, but I was at work afterall).
Anyway, it feels great to belong to a group who is (perhaps inadvertently) knocking down yet another gender barrier. Ride on, mamas!!
FIRST RESPONDERS DO IT WITH LIGHTS AND SIRENS!!
Find 'em hot, leave 'em wet...
2006 Mean Streak 1600