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Old 06-18-2014, 05:37 PM   #21
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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..
Thanks all for the insight. I love riding, probably will get back to it after a while. Maybe all the Houston city riding just sucked the fun out of it all. But I haven't felt comfortable riding now, so I guess it's time.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #22
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:53 PM   #23
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its as i feared. childen suck the fun right out of bikes and make em look like two wheeled coffins
My daughter is 2 and loves that I ride. Always gets excited when she sees a 2 wheel out on the road and loves seeing me ride up the driveway when I get home. Do I ride a bunch of backroad runs at triple digits like I did back in the day? No. Do I ride trackdays to the walls like I used to? No.

Is it still fun even though I'm not riding at the same level? Absolutely. now, I've pretty much parked my bike for summer (why I have AC in a vehicle), but I'll ride when it gets nice again in October.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:58 PM   #24
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:03 PM   #25
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The doubt you feel will do more to increase your chance of mishap. Perhaps take a month or two off and see if that goes away. Though I can understand why one would have this concern in the GHMA.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:58 PM   #26
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:09 PM   #27
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honestly the nimber of criples on this site who still ride just show how addicting it is. im thinking of building a cane holder on my bike lol
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:46 PM   #28
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honestly the nimber of criples on this site who still ride just show how addicting it is. im thinking of building a cane holder on my bike lol
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:48 PM   #31
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:26 PM   #32
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You ride because you enjoy the feeling. If its not enjoyable anymore I'm with Bevo your right it's time to walk away.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:31 PM   #33
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You ride because you enjoy it. If you don't enjoy riding anymore it's time to find a new Hobby.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:42 PM   #34
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:14 PM   #35
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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?
Sounds like ur afraid of death and or injury. We all r injured and die eventually id rathier do it whislt riding. Not to mention u face all the same In a car, ppl seem to believe cars r the safest things ever. Meh safe is dull
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:41 PM   #36
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If you're a penny pincher just think, gas is gonna go up reaaaaallll high. Not sure what car you commute in or gas mileage on your bike. Do what you want
Lol I only get 30mpg and that's premium too.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:51 PM   #38
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Lol I only get 30mpg and that's premium too.
I get 23mpg in the Lexus, ~$55 to fill up; 65mpg on the CBR 250, only ~$10 to fill up
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:08 AM   #39
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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.
So, how much was your divorce attorney, lol
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I had a buddy get killed in front of me 10 years ago. We were heading down 146 and I was in the right outside lane, he was in inside lane. We were just cruising, he was about 100 yards ahead behind a van, well a truck was in center turn lane and turned after the van went past to try and dart thru in front of me to his turn. It was slow motion, I saw it before it happened. The guy turned didn't see my buddy, I hit the brakes as I watched James fly thru the air and land in opisote direction traffic and bike flying debris everywhere. He almost made it to the ditch grass before he landed head first on the asphalt. I knew he was dead. It seemed like hours for life flight, I hauled home got my wife and headed to UTMB, he was dead when we arrived. I will never forget the worst guilty and anger I had when we walked in to see his wife beating on his chest telling him to wake up this is a dream, you can't do this to us and his kids crying. My wife was 8 months peg man at the time. We walked out, next morning I took my bike to houston cycle salvage and sold my 2000 r1 ( this was 10 years ago) to them for 1000.00 including gear. Time passed and I started realizing he died doing what he loved, it was instant and over like that. I also realized that if the Stuborn SOB would have listened to his buddies about safety gear running around in flip flops shorts and no helmet on a zx12 doing crazy stuff he should be at the least wearing a helmet. James love the wind in his face. He did not have a helmet on fatal day. I said I would never ride again and took me 5 years to get back up and ride again, this is my love since I was 5. I just do it differently now on the track. I recently hung up my street riding days and started track riding and man I tell myself why the you waited so long? I was intimidated the first time out, then when you get there and the people are the best like you known each other forever. They all have the love if the sport and would give the shirt of their back to help. You instantly feel you are part of this large family. I realized at that moment I would never give it up again!
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