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Old 06-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Advise Please from the moto ppl

Ive had my bike for about two months now. I get so many people telling me i'am riding my coffin. Or i'am going to die. or they bring up i heard so and so was killed or brain Dead. i wear my lid at all times, not my jacket so much because of the heat.

I know you guys ride and just wanted see if you have gone through this and/or what to say to these people. I'am hooked and i love riding, still a little slower than the rest but i like to cruise.

any thoughts?

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Old 06-01-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
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everone is going too talk bs cuz there not a ridder you have to be a ridder to understand just dont think about dieing when you ride just have fun and be safe
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I've been riding for 30 years now and I still hear those words being spoken to me. Goes in one ear and out the other. I could care less what others think, especially people that have never ridden and have no clue on what motorcycling is all about.
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Ive had my bike for about two months now. I get so many people telling me i'am riding my coffin. Or i'am going to die. or they bring up i heard so and so was killed or brain Dead. i wear my lid at all times, not my jacket so much because of the heat.

I know you guys ride and just wanted see if you have gone through this and/or what to say to these people. I'am hooked and i love riding, still a little slower than the rest but i like to cruise.

any thoughts?

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(Sorry for the writing skill as you can see i suck at it)
There are a couple points to address here....

1> You ARE going to die...everyone will. We're mortal, it's a fact of life...would you rather go, doing something you enjoy or in a moment of boredom?

Having said that, I ask...on rare occasion, how is it that non-rider know better than riders just how safe or risky it is. You can point out people you both know that died of heart attacks, cancer & car accidents.
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There are a couple points to address here....

1> You ARE going to die...everyone will. We're mortal, it's a fact of life...would you rather go, doing something you enjoy or in a moment of boredom?

Having said that, I ask...on rare occasion, how is it that non-rider know better than riders just how safe or risky it is. You can point out people you both know that died of heart attacks, cancer & car accidents.
Well put! I usually to tell them that, "It's my life!"(bon jovi style) and to f off. Unless it's my mother. She still doesn't know I have a bike and hopefully it stays that way. All in all, motorcycle gets you things like girls, mpg's, fun times, cool stats, and then more girls.... I garuntee if any of those people ever rode a two wheel vehicle, they'd love it(after the scary part's over). I'm not sure, but I'll go ahead and pull a statistic out of , there's more fatlities for automobiles then motorcycles. I'd say, 7 to 1. My friend wrecked, stayed in icu for a few months, has alot of fake bones, and walks with crip lean and still rides. He loves it too much to give it up. LIVE THE DREAM!
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:23 PM   #9
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:25 PM   #10
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:32 PM   #11
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Thanks Guys much Luv and respect! its the best advise ive heard yet. its good to hear some good feedback some times about riding.
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They're obviously not riders and don't know what they're talking about. Plenty of people die everyday in car accidents yet they still drive their cars right?
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do what I do, get online and look up daily car crashes and then print them. Start laying these around the house and your friends houses. Then start every conversation with; Did you see someone else died in a car wreck today? I am so glad I'm riding a bike, geez its got to be so unsafe to travel around in a car now a days!

(only works if you print 10-30 car wrecks)
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Ive had my bike for about two months now. I get so many people telling me i'am riding my coffin. Or i'am going to die. or they bring up i heard so and so was killed or brain Dead. i wear my lid at all times, not my jacket so much because of the heat.
Get a good hot weather jacket and wear it. Sweating beats bleeding.

Otherwise, do as you see fit. Ride for your reasons. You shouldn't ride to impress people, and don't let others impress on you their aversion to risk.

Besides, there are plenty of brain-dead people running around. One good knock to the head and you may just qualify to run for congress.
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I've been riding for 30 years now and I still hear those words being spoken to me. Goes in one ear and out the other. I could care less what others think, especially people that have never ridden and have no clue on what motorcycling is all about.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #18
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Ride safe, wear gear, and enjoy it. Your friends and family have a right to their concerns, but after a while they will realize how much you love riding and that you do it with an eye to the risks.

I got a ton of from my mom when I started riding, to the point that she forbade talk about motorcycles in front of her. Now when I stop by for dinner she asks how my last weekend ride went. Just give it time, and if that doesn't work let it roll off.
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Take it in stride. Don't let it stop you from doing something you love, but remind yourself everytime you get on that bike, that there are people that care and want to see you around for another day. Keep your ego in check and learn to operate your machine, and you'll make it fine.
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