I can understand that. I'd prefer stranded. I have not ridden on the back since I was a kid. My wife says that's why she got her own bike cause she didn't wanna be a passenger anymore. I prefer riding solo for flickability and not having to be smooth and not upset the passenger. Sometimes I miss the warm nights cruising with her arms around me but what can you do? My wife has ridden with a group of women and they call her " The Road Commander " not because she's fast but because she doesn't run stoplights or change lanes abruptly ( I.e. stupid moves ) so they let her lead. Mostly Harleys and a couple of Buells.
Ever since I could ride a 4 Wheeler myself, I never felt comfortable riding on back. I picked my mom up from the car dealership last week. " that's the last time I ride bitch with you " (her words, not mine).... Every single time a turn came up, she would bear hug me. I loled