Your wife loves you, and she just wants you to be safe, so how do you convince her to let you buy a bike?
When your wife tells you that you can’t buy a motorcycle, you should know that she’s coming from a place of love and concern. While all of this love and concern is welcome, there’s nothing quite like touring New Orleans on your very own motorcycle. When you’re in this situation, your best option is to convince your wife to let you buy a bike, but how? The experts at the Moteaux Show, the can’t miss motorcycle event in New Orleans, have come up with these tips to help you convince her:
#1. Take a motorcycle safety course.
There are no two ways around it, riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, but you need to show her that you are serious about your safety. A motorcycle safety course will teach you how to drive safely and defensively, and taking one of these courses before you even buy a bike will demonstrate how serious you are.
#2. Avoid drinking and driving.
You should never drink and drive regardless of whether you are driving a car or a bike, but when you are on a bike, you are much more vulnerable to the dangers of drinking and driving. In fact, if you drink before riding your motorcycle, your chance of dying due to an accident dramatically increases. Commit to being safe on your bike by not even drinking a beer before you get on the road.
#3. Acknowledge her fears.
Your wife is worried about your safety, and her worries and fears are not unfounded or crazy. Dismissing her fears will only make her think that you don’t know what you are getting into, and it will only lead to a fight. Instead of dismissing her fears, acknowledge them, and then reassure her that you are doing everything in your power to stay safe while you are out on the road.
#4. Start saving up.
Apart from safety, the other side of the argument not to buy a bike typically involves finances. Since riding a bike is a hobby for you and you alone, do everything in your power to avoid putting the financial pressure on her. Start saving up for a bike with your own money and in your own bank account, and don’t bring up buying a bike until you already have the money saved.
Learn more tips for convincing your wife to let you buy a bike when you stay tuned for our next blog.