Originally Posted by slackjaw
The problem is not the equipment. The problem is between you and your wife. In a perfect world, imediately post crash after discovering that your wife had suffered no major injuries, the next words out of your mouth should have been, "Still alive! High five baby!!" We should be looking at photos of your wife standing over her dropped bike with a grin on her face and a confident ADV salute
. Instead we get the two of you quietly obsessing over a minor incident for weeks. She lacks confidence and the weeks of stewing over the accident only re-inforce this lack of confidence.
Here is your assignment: Your are to send your wife out at least once per week on a solo ride of at least one hour duration while you stay home cook dinner, clean the kitchen, and bite your fingernails. She will earn confidence in her ability to handle situations on her own, and you will learn that you cannot control every situation.
A good bit of common sense here!
there are old motorcyclists and bold motorcyclists
but you seldom meet an old, bold motorcyclist