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Me and the lady that lives here were coming back from the flea market when she mentioned that today would be a good day for her to take a ride with me. Then she mentioned that maybe I might have too much going on when we got home, but I told her that anything I had to do could wait. As soon as we got home, I got the bike out of the garage and gave her a short class on what not to do, and helped her get her helmet on and adjusted and then explained how to mount the bike after I was on. We took a short 15-20 mile ride, just so that I could get her used to the bike, without going too fast or too many manuevers to scare her from trying again later. And it worked! After we got back, she said although the curves scared her some, and her heart needed to slow down, she said that she thinks she would be willing to try it again on a more straight road, until she got a little more used to it.

I've been trying to get her to ride on my bikes every since I've known her, and today was a major acomplishment. She told me it was actually pretty comfortable back there, but she will need a little time to get used to it. I've got to run down to Texas this coming weekend, but the weekend after that is looking like maybe another training ride.:clapper::clapper::clapper::clapper:



And to think, all it took was a Yellow bike, if I'd known this, all of my previuos bikes would had been Yellow.:shock:



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Good story and congrats.
sounds like u made some headway there.
Now i need to try to get my wife to ride with me hope i can do it.
 

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Way to go, G. Lester! Now's the time to take her down to Hondaville and buy her a snazzy jacket -- maybe yellow! -- and when she tries it on tell her it makes her look years and years younger!

(All's fair in love and war, buddy! :cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:)

Hope all goes well in the roads and rides to come! Take it slow, slow, slow.......

P.S. Has your boy deployed yet? Thank himfromCJ and Redfor his service to his country.......
 

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Congradulation are in order for you being such a smooth talker! Or was it:Must have been a big leap in trust on her part. Lol.
 

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When I lived up in Arlington I knew a lady that worked for the local paper (still does). She's a neat gal, and has been blind since birth.

I was going camping with a camping group I hung out with to Inks Lake near Austin. I asked Liz, and she said she'd love to go. On my bike of course. She had a blast, and it was a first for her. But the way she jumped at the chance was pretty cool.
 

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Great Gene! One step at a time and how could she not enjoy riding on the wing. Before you know it she will be anxiously waiting for you to take her out.
 

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Cousin Jack wrote:
Way to go, G. Lester! Now's the time to take her down to Hondaville and buy her a snazzy jacket -- maybe yellow! -- and when she tries it on tell her it makes her look years and years younger!

(All's fair in love and war, buddy! :cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:)

Hope all goes well in the roads and rides to come! Take it slow, slow, slow.......

P.S. Has your boy deployed yet? Thank himfromCJ and Redfor his service to his country.......
Not until I'm sure she will be willing to ride more than once.:D And Jaimy is now in Katinstan (One of the old Russian replublics)for some local training before heading into Afganistan.
:( This is one reason I'm happy she is willing to try riding, it keeps her mind off of her son.:) We will pass on your message to him.:)



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Nice job Geno! :clapper::clapper::clapper:

 

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Cousin Jack wrote:

Now's the time to take her down to Hondaville and buy her a snazzy jacket -- maybe yellow! -- and when she tries it on tell her it makes her look years and years younger!



Sadly but true CJ is right,it will help her along on the whole step of overcoming the fears she has.



Congrads,just let her make all the calls until she gets over the fears. Don't push her.







 

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Good for you, Gene! Pretty soon your lucky lady will want to go everywhere with you. Just tell her it makes your ride 100% better when she's sitting behind you.
 

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Hey Gene:waving:, Very good news, as much as I love to ride by myself, I enjoy it more when my wife Ellen is with me, which is 99% of the time. It seems like more fun to me to be able to share the feeling and sites together. I wish you both good luck.
Hey Raymond, :waving:, that is a cool story.


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That's great Geno. If it hadn't been for my wife finally deciding to ride, I'd probably still be on a twin V of some sort. On our first day trip of any distance, she told me I needed a more comfortable bike, so just to appease her :DI bought a Wing, and she's been riding with me ever since. In fact, any time she's here, and I get the bike out of the garage, she jumps on. She's come a long way from the time she said she'd never get on a bike.:cool:



What's your destination here in Texas this weekend?
 

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My wife and I met in first grade.... dated in highschool.... got married right after highschool (a few months after) and she NEVER showed an interest in riding on any of the other bikes I owned. EXCEPT the Goldwing. I would take her for short rides of 25- 50 miles at first (As far as she was willing to go) to some of our favorite places. After the first 100+ mile ride she was the one planning the trips. Now she is the one asking when we are going on the next ride. I am glad that she is willing to ride with you. I did not realize how comforting it would be to have someone share my love of riding. It is a whole new experience for me. Renewing a passion for the ride all over again.



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That is great!
Only problem is if she goes to the meet and greets, we'll miss out on them fantastic stories you tell,,, without the missus being there.
 

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Geezerglider wrote:


What's your destination here in Texas this weekend?
I have a house in Harker Heights, near Fort Hood. Had to evict a deadbeat renter, and now spending a small fortune making repairs, so I need to go and do a little wiring and check on some other repairs I'm having done that was needed due to said deadbeat tearing up the carpeting, and a few other things. Renting out property is more trouble than it is worth when you live almost 500 miles away.:(



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Gene, I agree with that.

If you are going to rent, you need to be able to drive by or just drop in any day of the week.
 

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I ended up selling my rental because I could never get a chance to oversee it,and it was only 30 miles away......
well that and young renters tearing up jack....
 

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Good for you Gene. Eureka Springs here she comes. Better be careful though, The only time I get to ride by myself is when I am test riding. I can't get Karen off the bike.:cheeky1::cheeky1::action::dude::dude:
 

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Some people like to ride, others don't.

Gene, it's great to hear your missus is taking some small steps towards riding. Mine has been on the bike a couple times, but it really isn't her thing. She'd rather work on her landscaping projects. I do intend on getting her going some more, but I also want my alone riding time so I'm not fretting the whole thing.
 
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