I don't know if this topic belongs in general sportbikes or open forum and I don't know if it has been covered before .... but how does your significant other whether it be your dating partner or spouse feel about bikes and you riding ?
It bugs the hell out of me that my girlfriend is not the least bit interested in bikes even though she knows how much it means to me. It's ok that she won't ride with me cause it's her (and her parent's) choice, but she wasn't happy when I finally got my bike, she won't take pictures with me on my bike, she gets all bored when I talk about bikes, and the latest thing that pissed me off : She won't go to the bikeshow with me.
I told her way ahead of time when the bikeshow weekend is going to be, and even told her she can pick whatever day she wants to go, and I told her we don't have to be there all day or anything, just one or two hours to snap some pics, but nooooo she's not coming cuz "she doesn't feel like going"
So she rather just let me go all the way there and walk around by myself rather than accompanying me. !!@(*&!#*(@&#*()@#)#(*
I know riding should be done for myself and doesn't matter what she thinks, and I will ride no matter what she thinks, but it would be nice if she shows even a little bit of interest in something that means so much to me...
One of my best buddies who's into bikes too , his girl is super supportive it seems of him getting into riding... she went to the Seattle show with us, tells him her opinion of various bikes. etc etc.....
I'm not saying I want a carbon copy of my buddy's girl, just a little interest shown would go a long way you know ... ?
end of rant