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Old 07-17-2012, 06:16 PM   #41
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I don't have the luxury of track riding or driving.

I used to downhill skateboard for a thrill. I'd say street riding has brought me FAR fewer injuries.

I feel most at home at the limit of what physics will allow. Man has always craved speed.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #42
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Is street riding worth it ? yes

+1. I actually agree with Racer X snap!
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:14 AM   #43
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Agreed, but no one buys a 125+ hp bike to go 60 mph down a farm road
Uhh... I do. Whether other sport bike riders admit it or not, most are restricted by traffic - and the PoPo - to doing just that. There is no shame in it. A leisurely cruise in a Lamborghini Murcielago still makes for a thrilling ride.

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #44
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:24 AM   #45
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Looks like that was one nasty wreck. Glad your still alive and able to tell the tale, Duston.


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Every bit of it. Every rider is different and each have a different definition to your question.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:40 AM   #46
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I have asked myself the same thing recently, but slightly different... Is street riding worth it with my current bike? The old HD is fun, but the braking and handling leave a LOT to be desired. Luckily I haven't had to make any emergency reactions yet, but the thought of it makes me consider getting something a bit more modern/appropriate for Houston riding. My point is I think the more comfortable you are on your bike as well as having a bike that inspires confidence, the better you'll be able to handle bad situations.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #47
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I think about it everytime I put on my helmet! But I also get on airplanes a lot. A steel tube, 35,000 feet in the air doing 700 mphs. I can get killed doing that. I drive a car in Houston. How many people get killed everyday driving a car? A lot!

I also think a lot about a quote from Teddy Roosevelt:
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat!"

I think what's trying to get across is that if you want to experience life, you have to get out there and just do it............ the dangers!

Is it worth it?............I'd say yes!

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I think about it everytime I put on my helmet! But I also get on airplanes a lot. A steel tube, 35,000 feet in the air doing 700 mphs. I can get killed doing that. I drive a car in Houston. How many people get killed everyday driving a car? A lot!
If it were steel, it'll probably be the safest airplaine ever... cus it'll never get off the ground.

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Old 07-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #49
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yes it is!! (if its not your main transportation)

I have 3 kids.. I'm 24 and crashed about 6 times and 1 of them broke my pelvis and tail bone witch put me on a wheel chair for a month (while street riding)

I now do A lot of track days for the rush and the speed.. the good times I share with friends and for the learning experience that it gives you.

If you want to see how fast you can go and how good you can be at riding your bike, then take it to the track, its a safe environment where if you go in too hot all you have to do its ride it until you stop, dont have to worry about trees or cars in the other lane, cops or waiting hrs for an ambulance. Everything you need its on site just seconds away from you.

I always say.. "If is going to happen, then I want it to be on my bike. Doing what I love doing the most, Riding" If its time for me to leave this world, I will do it on my bike!

Ride until I die !! lol

If you want to take a cruise around town or some back roads on and early Sunday then gear up! some people wake up early to play golf and others to ride their bikes to relax and enjoy the freedom.
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Take road trips like the one we're doing this weekend in the TX Hill Country and it is TOTALLY worth it!

To be honest, I don't see myself riding my new bike as often as my last one. Now, if I had a commuter bike, that'd be a different story. I just don't plan to ride this one around town in traffic and at night. It's gonna be my weekend toy
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #51
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If it were steel, it'll probably be the safest airplaine ever... cus it'll never get off the ground.

Sorry, just couldn't resist.
I was on a roll....cut me some slack!
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