So you are riding your bike with the dude that up until recently, you were his back seat , and he becomes an a@&-hole ….Not saying you may o r may not have noticed this before in other areas, but suddenly he has no motorcycle riding manors….Ya… yeah…and I know a bunch of you are thinking WTF is that?…Let me try to give you one example; Just the two of us…unexpectedly he turns off the previously agreed rout, I follow. (he likes to do this a lot)…I know that he is in the market for buying a house, he tends to become distracted when he sees for sale signs…OKAY..I am ready for that…on a winding cove road, w/out hand signals or jesters he slows to a (old school slow biker races crawl) in the middle of the street…I stall out in second not to hit him…I turn the engine over and look at him, I yell, are ya going to pull in to a drive way? Do you wanna check it out?….in his typical style, he speeds off out of sight. I’ve had enough of his chit and I turn my bike around to head back….I have been his back seat for years…since I have had my license and bike…he has no patience or courteousie for me as a rider….he constantly will make unexpected turns and such and not wait for me to see which way he went…When we ride with others, he is well behaved, they are encouraging…I have noticed they have started to make a plan as to keep him away from me….A good friend of mine and well experienced rider herself, (who also knows him) suggested that maybe it bugs him a little that when I am riding my own…he does not have the control of me he used to…that his only way of expressing his anger and resentment is to hassle me when it is just he and I riding…Any thoughts or opinions ladies? Anyone experienced anything like this?
I am reposting this because I got several very valid responses.I have heard from other women riders since, this is not a completely unique issue. Couples riding together, quy is a jerk, when they ride their own with a group, he becomes the most quiet. Not the most supportive but at least the most quiet and well behaved. So yes I asked, him. he said that I just don't ride fast enough and he looses patience. Knowing that was baloney, I asked ,"how much over the speed limit do I need to ride?" No response.