Nice work 1/2 Ton! She will be showing you how to ride in no time! Lol
The truth is: She taught me how to really ride dirt bikes! She was retired from Motto Cross before we met. When we moved to Lake Elsinore and got dirt bikes. It didn't take long for the "Competitive spirit" flame to get re-kindled! Within a year of moving here, she decided to start racing again. She won the Woman's CMC Nationals that year. Fallowed by a fantastic finish in the Adalanto Grand Prix, She's finished the Elsinore G.P. a number of times. Our boys were raised on the Motto Cross Circuit.@1/2 Ton , glad to hear. She'll get more confident.
Back when I first started riding on the highway, I was terrified of 70 mph. It felt so fast. Eventually I got somewhat comfortable with that, then I went 80 mph and that felt scary fast, but then after that 70 mph was even more comfortable.
If she just increases speed in 5-10 mph increments and gets somewhat used to those speeds, it may boost her confidence for all speeds below her maximum comfort. Just has to get out of her comfort a little bit, but not too much, but don't push her out. Sometimes you throw a kid in the deep end of the pool and they learn to swim really quick, and sometimes they just sink. A motorcycle is not when you want to risk sinking in the deep end, ha ha.
Glad she's riding with you though. I know sometimes, spouses can get scared when riding with their partner. Like a fear of screwing up in front of them or disappointing them or something, maybe, like getting self-conscious? Some would rather practice with friends than the spouse, sometimes they'd rather the spouse than a friend.
Closed course racing is NOT in my blood. I am willing to take my lumps from Mother Nature but, If someone were to force me into a crash, or Kick out my spokes.. I would be a Blood Thirsty SOB! Thus i know closed coarse racing is a no-no for me. After some 10 years of MX. The family converted to Desert Ridding. (Camping and riding as a family).
She doesn't have a fear of speed. More so a respect for it. Her greatest fear on the street is cagers! She just has to slowly get use to the cars and trucks, Other than that, shes simply learning the "how-to's" of the paved "track" and a MUCH heavier bike. She's already discovered that a heavy bike, is a friendly bike, on the pavement!
So yes jpassh2o, I will soon be switching rolls, from teacher to student, no doubt!