So a friend of mine bought a motorcycle a few months ago. I get invited from time to time to ride with him. It's a lot of fun.
He took the motor safety course and is a very good bike "driver." I was also given my instructions on what to do as a good rider: Arms around his waist, lean when he leans in the same direction he leans, when he turns I look over the shoulder to the direction he is turning, feet on the pedals at all times - even when stopped, etc.
Normally I wear my jeans, "tennis" shoes, jacket and helmet. However, last Friday night we went out to dinner for his birthday. Afterwards we decided to go for a bike ride. I had on my casual dress shoes with heals about 2" high. I got on the bike and didn't think about the rubber soles and heels on the shoes. We had been riding for about 20-30 minutes when I realized my heels were getting kind "squooshy." It was then that I gave it some thought and I realized my rubber heels were resting on the hot exhaust pipes. THEY WERE MELTING!!!
So, my warning here is, MAKE SURE YOU WEAR THE RIGHT SHOES WHEN YOU'RE RIDING A MOTORCYCLE. It was fun, but it left melted rubber on the pipes and ruined a comfortable pair of shoes. Oh well, good reason to go shopping...