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Old 09-12-2007, 12:32 PM   #21
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glad your ok girlie........i think old people shouldnt drive or atleast take another driving test to prove they can still be behind the wheel

dang, gald ur o.k. But i agree, old people like 28 yrs. and older should go get re-check to see if they're qualified to drive.....maybe still go riding on the streets but with a lil group.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #22
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #23
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dang, gald ur o.k. But i agree, old people like 28 yrs. and older should go get re-check to see if they're qualified to drive.....maybe still go riding on the streets but with a lil group.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #24
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:58 PM   #25
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, sorry to hear that. Sounds like you came out of it well, hope the same is true of the bike.

I understand how you feel about riding on the street, or rather the urge not to. I have had a few accidents over the years on the street, luckily none of them resulting in permanent injuries. All of my accidents were my fault to one degree or another and I learned from each of them (though I do NOT recommend this as an educational route).

After each of the accidents I felt much closer to my mortality, which is not a pleasantly rekindled relationship. Each time I wreck I go through a mindset which I now recognize - that voice in the back of my head that says, "See - told ya you'd **** up, now look what you've done - could have maimed or killed yourself and now are out $X, for bike/gear. Selfish , that's money that could be used to send your kids to college...".

I have come, however, to the realization that motorcycling on the street is something I enjoy immensely, and that I can meet the responsibilities I have as a father, a husband, and a provider and still enjoy this hobby. For me it comes down to balance, priorities, and responsibility. That means, for instance, that I rarely will make meet-ups as I usually have to be at some dance, karate, school, scout, etc. function, that I carry a very large life insurance policy along with short and long term disability as well as health insurance and that I ride on the street in a way that minimizes the risks to my person by staying educated on rider safety and wearing appropriate gear.

I'm not trying to talk you out of giving up on street riding, just letting you know I understand where you are coming from.

Hope you get over your soreness soon.

BRAVO, excellant post. and +1 to your quick recovery. did they guy have insurance?
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:01 PM   #26
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glad your ok girlie........i think old people shouldnt drive or atleast take another driving test to prove they can still be behind the wheel
+1

Bicycles are almost as scary to commute with as old people. I know I am bad bad bad.

Glad you are ok. Alot of people give up street riding for the track good decision other than financial.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:04 PM   #27
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I've had several close calls with old people, fortunately I've been able to find escape routes.
I'm glad you are fine and good luck on the track.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #29
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I've been down three times on the track in a little over two years but never on the street in about 15 years.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:08 PM   #32
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First of all, I am so glad you are okay. It looks like the girls on this board are being taken out of riding one by one here lately. A lot of us are in some sort of recovery mode... (datbkrgirl, me, Helena, Julie, K-La, anyone else?) ... we don't need any more out.

About your concerns. There can still something happen on the track as well. Heck, even driving in a truck/SUV hasn't been good to some of the members here lately.

All you can do is be ready for when something happens because it can happen anywhere, any time. Keep up your skills through parking lots drills, wearing gear, etc.

However, I can totally relate to what you are saying about seeing family and also realizing your mortality. I did a lot of thinking since my trackday incident but I also came to the conclusion that things can happen any day, any time, anywhere. You will think about it a bit more in the upcoming weeks and then you also have a clearer picture. Postpone any decisions until then.

One of my decisions was to upgrade my gear even more.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:14 PM   #33
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Glad to hear that you made it with minimal injuries.
I had an 82 year old woman without her glasses smoke my mint '70 Mach 1 Mustang for me when I was younger.

Sorry to hear that you have decided to stop riding. I guess it really is a matter of risk acceptance. Maybe it will look a little different after some time. Most of us will still be outhere if you change your mind and we will be happy to have you back.

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So sorry to hear about your accident but I'm glad you're o.k.!

Gear is awesome isn't it?!

You may want to rethink the street riding hiatus.
If you're dragging your knee in every turn on the way to Fayetteville, then yes, the track is a safer place to do that, but as far as everyday riding, I disagree.

I've been riding the street and track for almost 30 years now.
While the track can be safer because it's more of a "controlled environment", typically, you are more likely to go down because you're exploring the edges of the envelope while you work on improving your skill level.

In my experience, as well as others I know, I've been down more often / harder on the track than the street.
I'm not saying that you will too, just that the track is not always the best refuge.

Did the guy at least have insurance?
Good post. I agree. On the street you just have to anticipate cagers doing the stupidest things possible and then be prepared. Every car I see I think to myself how is this nimrod going to try to take me out.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:52 PM   #35
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Glad you're ok chicka!! Sucks since your b-day party is just around the corner. Did the guy admit to being in the wrong?
Yeah he told the cop he thought he could make it over and that he didnt see me .He said he was looking out for cars not a bike
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:01 PM   #36
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i agree i beleive im just still in a state of shock but i do love riding on the streets. My bf doesnt ride but is going to take the msf next weekend and im going to retake the advance msf to help me out incase this ever happens again.

If i do ride again it wont be alone.

And thanks to all of you guys for your concerns.

Old man did have insurance and even told me it was his fault.

either way my brithday is just around the corner so i knoww ill be asking for some new and improved gear (LOL)
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either way my brithday is just around the corner so i knoww ill be asking for some new and improved gear (LOL)



I know I'll need a chaparone the first time I get back out on the big bike. And then I'll be dressed up like a power ranger.
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HOLY , PK!! Didn't know this at all, I'M SO GLAD u escaped anything worse girly. U are just about the safest rider I know so it goes to show that u just can't account for the IDIOT IN THE CAGE.

I'm at my wits end as well, as far as riding goes, it's just not fun anymore.
getting better at riding will cure that.
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:36 PM   #39
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i hear ya i call dibs as the white ranger lol
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