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Old 08-30-2011, 08:29 PM   #41
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fear is the mind killer

This quote comes to mind, from the classic science fiction book Dune, by Frank Herbert:

Fear is the mind killer....Reverend Mother to Paul, before he was transformed



Lots of good advice on this thread. Fear can be a tool. Self awareness is crucial. If fear is out of control, get off the bike. But, a reasonable caution should always, always be with you when riding.

Good luck! Give it some time, then see what happens.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #42
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i waited 3 yrs to finally get me a bike, and now that i have it, im not selling it. You are right though, houston drivers, buts thats not stopping me from riding. I had to ride my bike 3 months straight cause my car was getting fixed. For those 3 months, i wouldnt take'em back, i'd do it all over again. Dont let Fear get in the way. I had my close if you read my ALMOST HIT thread. i ride when i want and how ever the weather might be. Im not looking back, haha.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:59 PM   #43
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having doubts? quit. either your in or your out. ive wrecked a few times, caught from every other family member/friend i know. spent countless money and time working on my bikes and im still here riding. yes i know the dangers, yes i have read, heard, and seen riders fall and die. ive had more than a few close calls and have done things that i know are just reckless and dangerous and could have ended badly (not saying that im proud of it or anything) it just a part of the life. if you have a higher calling then get to it and dont look back thinking what if or how it would be if u were still up on 2.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #44
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having doubts? quit. either your in or your out. ive wrecked a few times, caught from every other family member/friend i know. spent countless money and time working on my bikes and im still here riding. yes i know the dangers, yes i have read, heard, and seen riders fall and die. ive had more than a few close calls and have done things that i know are just reckless and dangerous and could have ended badly (not saying that im proud of it or anything) it just a part of the life. if you have a higher calling then get to it and dont look back thinking what if or how it would be if u were still up on 2.
Exactly!!
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:47 PM   #45
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I only thought about quitting once: Last Sunday when it was 106 and I was caught out in the heat at 3:00 pm while riding. Even then I only thought about quitting till September.

If you want a cheaper option than taking it to the track then take it to the dirt. Get yourself a dirtbike or supermoto. There are plenty of places outside of houston where you can ride for next to nothing on trails.
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