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Old 06-18-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Looks like this is it for me. Hanging the helmet up (and selling it). Been riding for almost 2 years now. I've got this random gut feeling that I shouldn't be riding, and my mind hasn't been in it the last few weeks. I love the sport, but I feel like I'll be doing myself a disservice by riding at the moment. Plus, all the news of illegals/uninsured/underinsured driving around in cages itching to take me out are getting to me.
Has anyone else been at this point, or have similar feelings?
What makes you keep riding?
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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Hello all,

Looks like this is it for me. Hanging the helmet up (and selling it). Been riding for almost 2 years now. I've got this random gut feeling that I shouldn't be riding, and my mind hasn't been in it the last few weeks. I love the sport, but I feel like I'll be doing myself a disservice by riding at the moment. Plus, all the news of illegals/uninsured/underinsured driving around in cages itching to take me out are getting to me.
Has anyone else been at this point, or have similar feelings?
What makes you keep riding?
If it's no longer fun, then it's time to stop
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:51 PM   #4
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Hello all,

Looks like this is it for me. Hanging the helmet up (and selling it). Been riding for almost 2 years now. I've got this random gut feeling that I shouldn't be riding, and my mind hasn't been in it the last few weeks. I love the sport, but I feel like I'll be doing myself a disservice by riding at the moment. Plus, all the news of illegals/uninsured/underinsured driving around in cages itching to take me out are getting to me.
Has anyone else been at this point, or have similar feelings?
What makes you keep riding?
No excuses. You can die in your sleep. If your scared , go to church
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:00 PM   #5
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Hello all,

Looks like this is it for me. Hanging the helmet up (and selling it). Been riding for almost 2 years now. I've got this random gut feeling that I shouldn't be riding, and my mind hasn't been in it the last few weeks. I love the sport, but I feel like I'll be doing myself a disservice by riding at the moment. Plus, all the news of illegals/uninsured/underinsured driving around in cages itching to take me out are getting to me.
Has anyone else been at this point, or have similar feelings?
What makes you keep riding?
The thought never crossed my mind and it never will. I couldn't imagine hanging up my helmet especially for the reasons you've described..
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:09 PM   #6
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If you have a feeling that is taking the joy from it, lay off. You can always get back in later if you want.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:09 PM   #7
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being in a near fatal accident i can see why this thought would occur. but for me it took me two years to trick my wife into letting me ride again. no way im giving it up...that may change once my daughters born though who knows
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:19 PM   #8
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Hello all,

Looks like this is it for me. Hanging the helmet up (and selling it). Been riding for almost 2 years now. I've got this random gut feeling that I shouldn't be riding, and my mind hasn't been in it the last few weeks. I love the sport, but I feel like I'll be doing myself a disservice by riding at the moment. Plus, all the news of illegals/uninsured/underinsured driving around in cages itching to take me out are getting to me.
Has anyone else been at this point, or have similar feelings?
What makes you keep riding?
I did the same thing 4 years ago, sold all my street bikes. I had the exact same feelings as your having and I have been on a motorcycle since I was 5. This winter I bought myself a ATV to have some fun with and the addiction kicked back in, although this time on dirt. I know have a 400ex and a brand new polaris RZR and a kx 125. I am still feeling that urge to get back on a 4 cylinder bike though, but I doubt i'll buy one anytime soon. To me it's just not worth it riding around houston. Its not if somebody is going to run you over it's when. After having my son in september makes it even harder to want to get back out on the road. I vote knobbies too!!
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:21 PM   #9
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can never quit maybe just take a break
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:21 PM   #10
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I was out of it for 14 years because a drunk driver hit me and my wife was scared for me to get back on one. But being back on a bike again has made me happier.

There are dumb everywhere. If you love it, don't let them stop you. If your that nervous when your riding, then you need to stop for a while, because being nervous and on edge that something might happen while your riding, will get you hurt really quick.

Hope you stick with it...
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:23 PM   #11
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With two kids I found it hard to enjoy street riding and pushing it on a road race course wasnt my thing. I drag raced a lot and eventually burned out after probably 700 passes. I sold the bike for near nothing one day out of the blue. I may get back on one at some point, but I cant say when.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:27 PM   #12
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its as i feared. childen suck the fun right out of bikes and make em look like two wheeled coffins
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #13
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You can get hit by a car cheking your mail.. Are you goin gto stop doing that?

I have kids, and I have worries about it. I did take breaks for the first year after they were born.. And I have taken breaks off and on but I keep coming back..

And I usually take the month of December off due to traffic and the holidays..
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:49 PM   #14
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u may want to go and (re?)take the MSF course and get back in the swing of your safety maneuvers and observational awareness.. you're young in riding years and if something has you this worried then its likely compounded by a lack of rider preparedness, experience and ultimately skill.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:15 PM   #16
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its as i feared. childen suck the fun right out of bikes and make em look like two wheeled coffins
They didn't suck the fun out of it for me, just made me more aware that I had extra reasons to make it back home after the ride.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #17
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your either a rider or not...its ok either way...my bro gave it up after about 2 years and im glad he did...i was not comfortable with his skill level and understanding so im glad he quit.
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Lissten to your gut. I have been riding 22 years and if there is one thing I have learned is listen to your gut! Me personally will never stop riding..
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