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Old 06-19-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Avoiding 2-up, will this work?

My riding buddy's wife and my wife are always complaining about missing out on the places we go and see on the bikes, wanting to go with us. We, on the other hand, can't think of anything less fun than 300 mile days around East Tn or West Carolina with a pillon.

So we're trying this in July: the wives are taking our G37, we're taking the bikes, all going to meet up at night at a hotel. Ride a day, then spend a day with the ladies, ride a couple of days, then all head home...meeting up at night. They get to see a couple of places they've never been, Helen Ga & Waynesville NC, and we get to ride some great roads.

So, is this a win-win or an invitation for trouble? Anyone tried this?
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:03 PM   #2
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Seem's be a simple and probably will be and effective compromise.


Or you could take them out on the bikes in truely shit weather, ride like a goose and generaly convince them your mad and bike pillions are too. They will either come back for more or never go near a bike again. Its really all up to you guys
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:43 AM   #3
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my girlfriend almost always wants to travel with me, in fact, it's the reason she is my girlfriend. I simply make her buy my tires!
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:27 AM   #4
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We have done basically the same thing on a number of trips (TN, WV, VT). My wife has hip issues, and can ride for about 20-30 minutes before the pain requires her to get off the bike. We tried different seats, different bikes, nothing worked. The trips that the ladies took the car seemed to go well. They could talk and enjoy the comfort of the vehicle, and carry the extra gear we wanted to have along, and we would take twisty back roads and meet them at our destination. Last summer we rode to VT, where we had rented a house. The guys were able to ride during the day while the ladies shopped and sun bathed, and we were together for dinner and the hot tub in the evening. Great way to vacation "together", without someone having to give up their idea of what the vacation should be.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:47 PM   #5
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Brilliant solution ... you get a support vehicle, carry less shit on the bike and have a cozy companion at night. win-win






as long as the 2 ladies get along
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:21 AM   #6
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They don't have their own bikes?
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:30 PM   #7
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They don't have their own bikes?
This guy!

Although I will add, men will be men and women will be women.

i.e. what we think is pure fun, they might think is down right retarded.

i.e. they might not want to ride the same way and take the same path as you!


unless you are lucky enough to have a bad ass girlfriend that can ride through the same shit too!
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:39 PM   #8
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I too don't like carrying a passenger other than if I "have to"..as in giving a lift to a broken down rider. My solution was buy my lady her own bike. Best money I ever spent on our relationship other than a vasectomy. Just DO NOT buy a bike to bike communications system. If the lady is worth keeping, she's worth the cost of her own bike.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:48 PM   #9
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My riding buddy's wife and my wife are always complaining about missing out on the places we go and see on the bikes, wanting to go with us. We, on the other hand, can't think of anything less fun than 300 mile days around East Tn or West Carolina with a pillon.
Uh, I can. How about 300 mile days solo in Northeast ohio?





Having a passenger that rides with you, instead of simply being on a ride helps a lot too.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:58 PM   #10
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I'd love to buy her a bike of her own,

But the one time I tried to teach her to ride she accidentally popped the clutch, wheelied into a pair of sawhorses holding up a sheet of plywood, and had 3rd degree burns before I could get the bike off her leg...she'd didn't even realize the hot muffler was on her.

So that was the end of her wanting two bikes...now she'd really like for me to buy a trike, but i don't even want to do that. Call me selfish, but riding time is for me, not spending time together!
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:50 AM   #11
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But the one time I tried to teach her to ride...
Stop there. You should never teach a significant other to ride. Let a professional third party do this. If she went through the MSF course, I'd guess she'd enjoy riding quite a bit.

If you read Charlie Hough's books, he has some statistics in there, and people who are taught by friends or family have many more accidents than people who are professionally, or even self-taught.

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Old 06-27-2014, 09:23 AM   #12
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If you read Charlie Hough's books, he has some statistics in there, and people who are taught by friends or family have many more accidents than people who are professionally, or even self-taught.

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Jamie, I think you mean David Hough.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:30 AM   #13
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Call me selfish, but riding time is for me, not spending time together!
I love riding two up with my wife on the back. It is great feeling to share the whole experience of the trip with someone you love.

It is also important to have the right set of mind and plan trip for her to be comfortable and for both of you to enjoy it.

I also think the idea of ladies following you guys in the car is great as well.
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This guy!

i.e. what we think is pure fun, they might think is down right retarded.


so true, she'll find out maybe next year or in 2016 in Baja
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:20 PM   #15
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Jamie, I think you mean David Hough.

Yup. You're right.
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