On another (ladies) forum, I suggested a lades gathering... The thread was going along great, until someone (a guy) asked, "Gee, is this gathering for ladies only?" To which a couple ladies replied, "Oh, I only ever ride with my hubby..."
Don't get me wrong. I regularly ride with my SO, and we've been on some amazing trips together. But he can be a royal PITA when it comes to "following" - ie he doesn't follow ME very well. When I follow him, I no longer have to make decisions. He does it all. I fear it makes me a bit lazy.
But, when I'm leading, I have to decide first if this is the best way to go, AND will he follow me on this? It sucks. When I proposed this gathering, I envisioned riding and hanging out with some lady riders, making new friends and learning some great stuff from them. I've seen a number of ladies only trip/ride reports (on Pashnit, in particular) and wanted to see if I could make something like that happen.
Am I truly in the minority in that I'd consider a weekend long motorcycle trip for ladies, without husbands participating?