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Old 10-15-2007, 10:35 AM   #41
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It's an excuse that removes the freedom of choice from the equation...

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'Predestination' is not an excuse for bad choices and behaviour.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:37 AM   #42
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You're in denial. You play with fire and one day you will bound to be burn.
so I'm in denial that my destiny is predetermied(sp)
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:37 AM   #43
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hmmm why is that?

i really have been thinking about getting rid of it but just don't know if it's just because of the shock or what? some days i don't ride simply because i get a bad feeling every now and then even before stepping outside. i don't know if it's just me or if everyone gets feelings like this? i'm just not sure about keeping it anymore, but that's just me. i just don't know if i am just getting too paranoid
Hey spanishfly, I know exactly what you are talking about. I used to get that feeling as I was walking to my garage with full gear on and it would be a beautiful day. Then I would think to myself, "Trust your gut, your bike will be there tomorrow" Do what you want to do.

Take some time off and analyze you situation. I just sold mine and it took me a month to realize it was time to sell, it wasnt necessary to sell but it was in my best interest. Ask your self, is it in my best interest? Maybe you should sell it, wait til after you child is born and then analyze whether you should buy another one or not. Thats not what Im suggesting you should do, Im just giving you an example. Anywho, I know whats in going on in your mind, you can always get another one, if you decide to sell. Then you can reward yourself by buying yourself an extra sweeeet bike. GOOD LUCK!
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:40 AM   #44
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I couldn't help but post in here....not an awkward feeling at all to think about giving up your riding. For me, this is probably my last season riding the streets although I will be taking it to the track more often. I too have feelings of giving up the sport all together, but I don't think our friends would want us to do that. They liked riding just as much as we do. I'll be taking a few steps back and probably not swing my leg over the bike for a few weeks. This is definitely a reality check....
I am in the same boat as you
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:44 AM   #45
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i quit riding the street because i always found myself riding too hard, and didn't want to risk getting ran over or flying into a tree or something if i was to go down....

but riding hard at the track, also poses other dangers.

either way, it's a dangerous sport. you just gotta remember, you have a family and priorities waiting for you after you're done riding. it helps you keep a bit safer in this dangerous world of bikes
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:46 AM   #46
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:02 AM   #47
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i think i'll always have a bike... i love it and it is part of my lifestyle. alot of people say they give up bikes when they have kids, i don't think i will... my dad never did. he bought one the same year i was born and he still has it, 24 years later in the same condition as when he bought it. as long as you ride like EVERY cage is out to get you and try your best to think about the "what if", then you'll come out ok. i was bikeless for about a year when i was in Cali and it was miserable.... the bike IS my therapy. when i get on that, all worries and cares are gone and when i finish the ride i feel better. without my therpist, i'd go crazy!!!
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:06 AM   #48
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when this accident happened i couldnt ride back home. james had to ride back for me and i rode back to his home with teresa in her car.

what kept running through my mind was, what if i had died and made all my friends and family feel this way andi was through with riding completely. i think i will keep the bike but i accept all the risks involved when riding on the street and your surrondings are the variables and obstacles.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:14 AM   #50
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"to each his own"
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:38 AM   #51
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Joan Baez:
You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live..Now u decide.....


i don't remember who posted.. i love it when i saw that quote... good luck guys
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:41 AM   #52
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way before this happened, i would read every accident and rip thread to my wife. i always wanted her to know the risk im taking everytime i hit the streets. unfortunetly, she has now seen it with her own eyes.

i will continue to ride. i knew the risk before, and i know the risk now. how i ride (pace) and who i enjoy those moments with will probably change.

thats all i have to say right now.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:42 AM   #53
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Best advice given so far is to do what you feel is right for you. Maybe talk to your family about it if you haven't. You could always get another bike later.

If you do keep the bike you should look into life insurance as mentioned earlier in the thread. Also you can reduce some risk by choosing WHEN and WHERE you ride along with WHO you ride with.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:48 AM   #54
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i have a quote on myspace that u use as my headline

"Live full, die empty"

i dont think that means to take risks you dont have to, but if something makes you happy, then keep doing it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:51 AM   #55
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stop being a and ride. barring you physicaly not being able to ride then you never were REALLY rider if something outside of your control stops you from riding.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:51 AM   #56
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Best quote I've seen about this subject to date!!!!

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no one can really and truly ride safe on a bike...you either like the safety of the coach, or you like the freedom of the saddle you can not have both.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:54 AM   #57
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This REALLY is a tough call for me. I've always wanted a bike..now that I have one...I just don't know if it's worth the risk. I enjoy my biike..but i enjoy seeing my family more. My wife doesn't work so if something happens to me...what happens to them?
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:04 PM   #58
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Matt didn't stop riding when we lost Roger or Eric. I'd rather my friends think of me and ride FOR me than stop riding BECAUSE of me if something were to happen.

Yes, you can quote that. When/if I go, please go out and RIDE for me.
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I'd rather my friends think of me and ride FOR me than stop riding BECAUSE of me if something were to happen.
That's THE ONLY REASON i still ride, and I hope the same for my friends!!!
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:05 PM   #60
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Death can hit you anywhere anytime. I see it on a daily basis. You might as well drive a tank and live in a vault. My theory is get your life right with whoever it is that you believe in so when that fateful day comes there will be no worries.
thats a good pov...+1

also get your life ins. in order...(may not be helping with the decision to ride...lol)

ive got a co-worker whos relative died from a freak accident on a kids tricycle...no joke

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