Via Instapundit, "Women and motorcycles: ridership is on the rise." (Alternative title by Arlo Guthrie.)
There still aren't a lot of women bikers, but my wife has taken up riding. The persistent high gas prices of the last several years finally broke down her sense that they were too scary and dangerous. Now, she rides everywhere -- rain or shine, city or mountains -- and she's getting pretty good. She tells me that, for her, it's almost everything she loves about horses, and that she's really come to enjoy just getting on her bike and riding with me.
So if any of you female readers have been thinking about it -- or if you haven't, but reading this is making you think about it -- you might give it a try. You'll save on gasoline, and you might find a new source of joy in your life to boot.