on Riding MotorcyclesI was chatting with Alex about why men and women like to ride motorcycles (I have a couple of pages discussing that on this web site).
He came up with a good answer.
He says that because motorcycling is considered dangerous, men are perceived to be more manly if they ride, and so that's why we like to do it.
And women like to hang around with more manly men doing manly things so that's why some of them like to ride too. I think that makes some sense. It may not cover all cases, but I think it does for many of them.