Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: The Treasure Coast of FLA
My wife & I have been married for 37 lovely years. One of the most important items we had to agree upon was that neither of us ever told the either what we 'couldn't' do- that would likely have been the end of our relationship.
When I was a flatfoot, she would've preferred I didn't work the road on mids in the 'hood but that's where I loved to work. I didn't like that she worked in the worst part of a neighboring city as a nurse. But we never stood in each other's way as it made us happy to do what we wanted and how we wanted.
My riding was part of that equation too, especially since I have never been w/out a bike since I was 17 (and I'm 59+ now.) When we were very young, she would ride, but reluctantly. She never really liked it. By the time our first was born, she was done getting on the back of the bike & I've long since adapted. Actually, I have generally preferred riding by myself.
That was until recently when my daughter started riding w/me, which I very much enjoy & was the motivation to buy the FJR. She's a great, natural riding partner, she loves it and at 16, I don't have long before she vectors off otherwise to other interests, aka boys.