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John Westlake  says:

You ask/You answer: How do I stop my wife riding?

My wife has been riding pillion with me for years but now she wants to learn to ride. I really don't want her to do it - she's a bloody awful driver and has dreadful hand-eye coordination. I'm actually quite scared for her. I don't want to put my foot down say she can't do it, but what choice do...

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CaNsA

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CaNsA says:

If she spends some time on 2wheels she may become alot more observant and spatially aware.

I know my missus' driving improved 10f old once she had been out on 2 wheels.

Oh and dude.... no pics of the missus?

I am disappoint!

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greenturbobob

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Are you...

scared that she might be faster than you?!!!!

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jaywebb1990

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jaywebb1990 says:

you dont

let her ride the training you get is fantastic and most of the people i know that aren't very good drivers make better riers cus they have nothing to distrct them from it like a radio or a mirror to put lippy on with

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stakker916

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stakker916 says:

hard treatment

Let her pass her test, get here on a track dry straight away. if she crashes she will give it up. if she doesn't you will see just how good she is and let the little lady have her freedom !!! think how many lads rebelled against their parents because they wanted a bike. I wish my wife would learn to ride. Built her a bike put her name on it and every thing all for nort !!

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preunit

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preunit says:

Your fault

You let her out of the kitchen ;-))

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nigelcollinson

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Sexism disguised?

Let her ride. We are all vulnerable on the roads, but the rewards of riding a motorcycle provide some of our most memorable moments in life.

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lewi103

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lewi103 says:

Best thing to do -

The way I see is let her go through her training. If she is that bad her instructor (providing you get a good one) will be able to make sure she's safe on the road, or perhaps she'll realise how that her coordination is a bit of a hinderance and decide against. Better to let her do it and make sure she does it properly than say no and have her do it anyway to prove a point to you and herself. With the help and guidance of an experienced rider like yourself you can help make her a safe rider, or even better get her on an IAM "skills for life" course for £140 quid when she's on the road!

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Let her ride!

Beats having a pillion... ...just remember to get some decent life cover first!

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micepunk

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micepunk says:

beat me to it preunit

so i would recomend busting a couple of her fingers the day before her test, thatl teach her

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Buy her a...

...Chinese bike.

It'll be broken in no time so she won't be able to ride it.

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