I recently got a flat “NO” from the “Boss” on getting a bike, so I like your “can I have a dog?” analogy…she just doesn’t seem to get why guys want to have toys. To be honest, I don’t understand why either. Having a second vehicle, paying for insurance,fuel and maintenance doesn’t save you money…but, I know it gets my heart racing when I hear a tuned “muscle car” or a bike go by. For the dollars and cents argument the bike will work better. The purchase price alone is a pretty good argument, never mind that you would only use a third of the fuel on a bike. But for her, the bike is scary because she has no experience with them. I don’t know if I will be able to “win” the argument, so maybe begging for forgiveness????
My plan of action may be to get my liscence and training this year and make my purchase in the fall or early spring next year. The trip to Disneyland this spring will eat most of our spending money for this summer….