Well, its not my fault, he was the one who was being silly.
One day men wont be suprised that im female when i get off the bike :d
Ive got 3 of my friends on bikes, plus half my cousins now want one but their not old enough, and my brother is looking to do his test in march at 17, and possibly a lad shorter than me at uni wants to go for a spin some time, but im waiting til some decent weather for that, and 2 of the people are girls, but its convincing them that its not expensive.
I was always at a disadvantage, i was one of those girls who would walk up to the biker and ask about the bike, my friends had more interest in the blokes on the bikes. Although my 2 female friends here can indentify CBR and ninjas by sound, due to the amount of times ive pointed them out, and can tell hornets and the 2 local ducatis by sight, which is an improvement. But they wont go on the back.
They're not dangerous if your sensible, there are just too many idiots on the roads who arnt and they give the rest of the people a bad name. Thats my excuse anyway.
thinking about it, I don't think I've ever seen a female biker in person!
Yeah, the biggest problem we have is the other idiots on the roads. Which 9 times out of 10 you can guess if someone's going to do something stupid. Unfortunately there's always that 1 time waiting to catch you out but as long as people gear up properly then it's just as safe as being in a car believing you're completely invincible.
None of my mates, even the guys, are bothered about cars or bikes. It doesn't stop me rambling on though. Some of em are kind enough to ask what a bike was or summat if one ever goes past. Bless them. I'll have at least one of them converted by summer - but at uni nobody really has money to suddenly decide they want a bike. Shame.
Well you got me and talya here.. we cant be that rare. Plus i was taught by a female biker.
My friends weren't i just dont really stop talking about them when i see them, and they are used to me stopping conversations to try and locate the bike... but they love me still.
Most of the people i talk to can manage the £2000 to get started, so long as they dont want the best of everything, but its cheaper here than in surrey to live, ive definatly noticed this.
£2000? Shouldn't even cost that really just to get started - cheapish helmet, cheap gear just properly armoured (off ebay for some of it) and voila you can spend however much for the CBT (was £80 for me) and then £320 for my crash course and test...
Although I suppose then you've got to get a bike and insurance etc...
I just saved up by working solidly and not going out much. Although if it was CBT aswell it's not too bad...
How many hours on the bike were you doing on each of your 5 days?