Now those that know my wife and I love motorcycles you should have seen this one coming. But don’t take it from us; here is a blog I found from another rider. Here is Angela Schnabel’s thoughts, “Riding 2 up together on a bike effectively results in the rider being nearly perfectly in tune with the driver, especially when 2-way helmet intercoms are not used.
And nothing says intimacy more to me than going 80 miles an hour on a motorcycle and trusting your driver with both your lives. As a rider you learn to know what your driver’s body language means. Common non-verbal communication is needed to know when the driver is experiencing confidence or spots a dangerous situation ahead, when you need to duck down during acceleration or high winds, how to signal that you need to pull over, and even how to express joy or discomfort while riding.
How do you apply this to your life? Well, if you know how to drive a motorcycle or think you can learn then I highly recommend that you and your spouse or partner invest in a comfortable, more upright positioned bike and ride it together often because riding has greatly enhanced our marriage and the ways in which we communicate and know one another on a day to day basis”.
Thanks Angela. Now who would have thought that riding motorcycle could be good couple’s therapy, I have to say some of my favorite moments were times spent riding the Harley on long road trips with my wife. I am so glad that my wife loves to ride too.In a press release entitled “Who’s Behind the Helmet”, Allstate Insurance revealed the results of their survey targeting 500 male motorcycle owners over the age of 18, with a household income greater than US$50,000.
And just to make sure people would be interested in reading it, the tagline declared “hardcore riders more willing to curb spouse or significant other before motorcycle”. According to the answers received from the anonymous respondents, the majority of them would not only give up their wives, but were twice as likely to give up their televisions before their motorcycles.
So I guess it could go either way, two out of three of my brothers that ride are married too. One of their wives loved to ride as well, the other, not sure she ever gave it try. Bless her heart I think she was a little scared of that Harley bro. If my wife and I were just riding around Wichita Falls or headed off on a 150 mile road trip, the closeness created had such a positive impact on us. It does not have be a motorcycles that can be a plus in a marriage thats just something we enjoy.
Over all it is the concept of creating a hobby that you both enjoy. You can do this on a bike or in a car, try just driving the country roads around Wichita Falls. Lake Wichita or Arrowhead are awesome on a motorcycle, Kell freeway is beautiful at night on a bike. Did you know that the excited endorphins created in the brain can be an aphrodisiac, so see motorcycles can have a double pay off.
Is it just me or do couples who ride together seem happier. Actually I feel that any couple that has things they enjoy doing whether it is motorcycles, skiing, boating even yard work appear to have more fulfilling relationships. As for my wife and I, we cannot wait for our next ride. Please ride safely and wear a helmet and enjoy those country roads around Wichita Falls.