04-01-2013 09:43 PM - edited 04-01-2013 09:43 PM
Man I would have done the samething you did with no apologies. That would be way better than B.S.'ing with your in-laws (Hi, how are you, good, that's good, what about you, I'm fine, that's good to hear, the weather's been really good lately, yes it has, etc.).
04-02-2013 10:06 AM
It's not as though she didn't know you liked to ride before you got married. So...here's the real question...what did you get? (I'm thinking Ducati...)
Got a photo??
04-02-2013 03:32 PM
04-02-2013 04:05 PM - edited 04-02-2013 04:13 PM
Many thanks for the replies and insights.
She'll be back on Friday and will share with her my recent purchase. While she may be surprised, I'm beyond absoutely certain she will not have the sort of vitriolic reaction some here has suggested she should.
It's just a sports bike and nothing special. I certainly didn't intend this thread to be about the "bike" per se, but just thought it would be a fun thread where other guys (those who ride surely would understand when wives/girlfriends have irrational and often comical fears about riding) can share some amusing stories of some bantering back and forth when their wives/gfs object to their riding or buying a bike.
@ GMC SierraDenali - With my in-laws, as they say, "there's no jury in the land" that would convict me of lying to get out of a weekend with them. LOL
04-02-2013 04:13 PM
04-02-2013 04:14 PM - edited 04-02-2013 04:15 PM
I'll never forget right after putting a Mohawk on my helmet, hearing my father in law(also a rider) see another biker with such a Mohawk and commenting how stupid it is.
I remember the days when we rode without helmets.
PS - Now I have an excuse to buy a new helmet!
04-02-2013 04:21 PM
04-02-2013 04:49 PM
True! I love New Helmet Day!
I started off without a helmet but quickly learned that was a bad idea.
I quickly realized at high speeds, you can run smack into flying objects, such as insects! Always fun picking a new helmet to match the bike.
Never had a Kawi, but I still remember my very first bike in college, the Honda CBR (this was way back in the early 90s). I thought it was the greatest machine every made.
04-02-2013 05:09 PM
04-02-2013 05:26 PM
The CBR is a great bike, my second choice! I'm fairly thin, so the ninja is a bit more easier to handle for me.
The one minor complaint I had with the CBR was it's bulk. At the time, I felt Yamis and Kawis were easier to handle, but the Honda was a better buy. Even back then, I was extremely value oriented!
I tested the new Ninjas with abs. I have a preference for windy roads and felt the Ninja's power and torque made the frame difficult for me to handle on the hairpins, especially accelerating out of turns. Other than that, it was the most powerful bike I've ever ridden.
The Ninja is certainly the best looking bike out there!