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Old 08-22-2019, 09:07 AM   #101
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Been riding for many years knock on wood no accidents. I mostly ride for pleasure on back roads for wind and scenery in nice weather, although did ride a lot from Frisco to Dallas to work for several years but on HOV where I had some protection from the hordes of cars.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:40 AM   #102
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It all boils down to a personal choice. Just like hunting...it isn't for everyone.

Years ago I was director for a rehab company that specialized in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the home setting. Typical patient was mid 40's male motorcycle accident.
First home visit I went on was a patient with exact same birthday as mine, kiddos similar in age to mine....he had been in Baylor rehab for almost a year and was brought home with our company to rehab him....unable to walk, speak, feed himself, etc. Totally dependent on others to care for him.....

I grew up racing motorcross and had bikes my whole life. Haven't been on one since that day. Called my wife in tears from their driveway. Told her I was DONE!" Just hit waaaay too close to home that "he" could have been "me."

Individual experiences are going to dictate and influence individual choices....

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Old 08-22-2019, 10:05 AM   #103
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There are 2 types of riders..... those who have and those who haven't.... GONE DOWN!!
You will go down at some point!!
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:52 PM   #104
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It all boils down to a personal choice. Just like hunting...it isn't for everyone.

Years ago I was director for a rehab company that specialized in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the home setting. Typical patient was mid 40's male motorcycle accident.
First home visit I went on was a patient with exact same birthday as mine, kiddos similar in age to mine....he had been in Baylor rehab for almost a year and was brought home with our company to rehab him....unable to walk, speak, feed himself, etc. Totally dependent on others to care for him.....

I grew up racing motorcross and had bikes my whole life. Haven't been on one since that day. Called my wife in tears from their driveway. Told her I was DONE!" Just hit waaaay too close to home that "he" could have been "me."

Individual experiences are going to dictate and influence individual choices....
Man that's powerful testament right there.

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There are 2 types of riders..... those who have and those who haven't.... GONE DOWN!!
You will go down at some point!!
I never did, but then I quit while I was ahead.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:53 PM   #105
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I am late to the party but I have to comment. I rode for years, usually about 20K per year. Loved it. Until I bounced. But I kept riding. Then my best friend rode a Harley through a Ford that ran a stop sign, drunk driver. We could have buried him in a shoe box. I rode in his funeral procession, parked the bike, and sold it 2 years later. I decided I was too old to get busted up or die on a motorcycle. I have too many people that depend on me, and I want to live long enough to see my grandkids.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:36 PM   #106
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I've been riding most of my life, I'm 62 and still riding everyday. Never asked for anyone's opinion because I know what their OPINION would be. I've been down but got back up. If I die on it, I died doing what I love. If I die in a deer blind, I've died doing what love. If your scared at all don't do it or your going to get hurt or killed. You better worry about getting killed at your Walmart or driving on the freeway, that would really **** me off.
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