I have talked and met with seveal men, online and offline, that are all gung-ho over me riding my own. Then when we meet and talk about going riding, they are all "You can ride on the back!", hey I like to ride on the back sometimes.....but hey I have my own for a reason!
Not intimidated at all. We have several women in our club who ride there own- from BMW k75s to Sportsters to Mean Streaks.
Riding two up is a totally separate thing in my mind, a communion of sorts. More intimate. So although I have no problem with women on their own, it is more intimate two up. So I guess the real question becomes, why won't men ride backseat? ;-). Answer for me is : Just can't do it - no matter HOW much I wanted to get to know the woman!!!
Well this is a thorny issue for me....
I have been married twice and niether of them would take the leap and ride thier own. Maybe I was lookin for love in all the wrong places, LOL I thought it would have been pretty cool since we would not have had to take the car and scooter to bike events in order to get the kids there. Oh well water under the bridge, The kids have grown up. That does happen eventually LOL. I believe a woman on her own scooter is a beautiful thing. While it's fun to have her on back it's a freedom thing to have her alongside or at least near bye. That way I can look at her smiling beautiful face as she lives the motorcycling experience. How cool would it be to get off at the next stop and share about all the fun she had riding her own. It's possible these guys who want you to ride with them just want to feel your warm body next to thiers.....some of us can wait til later for that if you ladies are having fun hangin on your "own" LOL