How does the family know you still love them? Well, at the end of the ride, your final destination is home.
JBinSD wrote:Thanx guyz, all good points. I realize now that skimping on the protection was crazy, I wanted a better, faster bike and was willing to forego better protection in the process. Funny, but in the Harley/Cruiser mindset, I always thought it funny that people were dressing for disaster by "planning to fall/fail", now I realize its inviting disaster not to dress for distress.
Bernardo wrote:...People changes across the time (me too!)
Bernardo wrote:Hi Deelee, welcome to the forum
Bigger bikes ----> less accidents, better brakes, more stability.....
JBinSD wrote:OK, after just about 5 weeks on my K1300s, I notice my wife is ever-so-more grumpy, giving me the cold shoulder, etc. We finally have it out at 3 am: she's concluded I don't love her and my daughter because I made the "suicide" decision to ride a sportbike. I was so angry at first I didn't respond. Her reasoning is that if I really cared about them , I wouldn't take such unnecessary risks.
I have to admit, at almost 44 yrs old, I don't NEED to ride. I just really, really, WANT to ride, and enjoy it immensely. Having reviewed the crash forums, and the RIPs that come up almost weekly, I can't deny my life expectantcy will evaporate the longer I ride, and it IS a selfish act.
I almost put my bike on Craigs yesterday, but went for a ride first. Man, its just so freeing and fun, but no matter how safely I ride, there's always the arsehole who's not looking or someone leaving a pub, chatting on a phone, etc, and we can't compensate for that, no matter how careful we are.
I've been on a bike since my lawn-mower powered bikes at 4, but I'm legitimately conflicted on the issue. maybe track only? I haven't ever ridden a track, but the lack of cage-dwellers would seem to make it a more reasonable risk, although pushing the limits would be an obvious threat as well.
So my question is, those who have families, how do you explain your choice to accept the risk? I'm still working through this, but would like to know whatya think. . .
I mentioned that I'd started riding, and he said not to worry about the salt, because I'd die on the motorcycle long before it became a problem.
FYRWRX wrote: we believe that if you die doing something that you are passionate about, you automatically achieve Nirvana.
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