Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Amherst, NH, USA
Re: My sister
Thanks for all the great replies. I appreciate it. She is taking the MSF course before she does any riding / training with me. To clear up some of my concerns, she is not prone to road rage, she doesn't have ADD, she isn't an adrenaline junkie and she's far from unbreakable. The reasons why I was trying to disuade her from getting her license has mostly to do with her age. I know, flame me now, but I grew up riding. To me, and I'm now 48 (Boy, do I hate admitting that), riding a motorcycle is like second nature. I've always done it, so it comes very naturally to me. For someone (And yes, I think it's even worse for a woman), at 55 years of age, learning to ride is going to be dangerous. Not impossible, but difficult, in my opinion. So much of riding technique is counterintuitive. A mistake, at speed, on a motorcycle can be deadly.
So, that's most of the reason I was against her doing this. She's my sister and I love her. I don't want her to get hurt. Unfortunately, I think the biggest reason she's doing this is because she sees how much it means to me. I've been to some amazing places and seen amazing things while on bike trips. As she puts it, she wants to dance that dance.