Middle aged guy here looking to learn to ride and buy my first bike. My interest is weekend trips to neighboring states over the summer months (I'm in central PA). Long term goal would be traveling the country during retirement. The bike I'm extremely interested in is the BMW R1200 GS Dual Sport. I'm also planning to take a BRC when they open up in my area. My biggest hurdle is my wife isn't remotely on board with the idea. Basically has the mindset that motorcycles are dangerous so motorcycles are bad. I can't argue that having one would be more dangerous than not, so how do I sell the idea? Ultimately I'd love her going with me on rides either as a passenger or riding herself.