So I am debating buying my girlfriend a little ninja250. Almost did a couple days ago but there was a delay so I have some time to still think about it..
I am really having problems with the idea that if something happens to her .. I will feel responsible. She has never ridden and does not understand just how dangerous it can be. She says she'll be responsible.. but at the same time it just does not *mean* anything because until you actually ride you have no idea what you're talking about.
Her driving skills are alright.. however she is not the most aware person while on the road. And she is tiny.. 5'3. I do believe I could train her properly (IE she would not be riding alone unless I felt comfortable she was able to do so).
See.. even when I schedule a ride with my buddies and one of them is late.. I always think "fxck .. maybe he got hit or maybe he got a ticket etc etc" .. I really don't think I could handle sitting around wondering if she's safe out there.
I just don't know. I think the logical solution is to let her buy her own bike (won't happen for years .. she's in school) and then i wouldn't feel responsible. But really.. i don't ever want to worry about what could happen.
perhaps the answer to my contemplation is already evident, however i would like to hear what others have to say about it..