I am 50 and just took the motorcycle safety class. Reading all of the comments to this article, 10 Things to Expect When Starting to Ride a Motorcycle, is giving me some encouragement but I cant seem to get over the fear of riding alone for several reasons, safety being the number one concern. How did you all get past that?
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One more thing to add here: Perhaps the biggest advocate for solo travel is Lois Pryce, known in the motorcycle industry by the name “Lois on the Loose,” the title of her first book. Lois recently did a Ted talk entitled “In Praise of Vulnerable Travel.” Its a 20-minute video worth watching when you have the time. If you dont, Id like to point out this quote Lois makes at 6:44 in the video that Ive typed in below. – Genevieve Schmitt, Editor, WomenRidersNow.com
“What you find is that when you do get out there and you do meet these other people, and they do see you out there in their country, their instinct isn’t to really see you alone, their instinct isn’t to say, Ooh, I’m going to rip her off and rob her. The natural human instinct, and I’m sure you’ll agree, you’ll all fee the same, is that you see somebody and you say, Oh, I hope they’re OK. Do they need any help?” – Lois Pryce, solo motorcycle adventure traveler