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Old 10-15-2007, 07:42 PM   #101
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Well, I have +1 on a lot of these posts... mostly about the fact that I don't think Matt would want anyone to quit riding because of him...

You know yourself better than anyone else... you are going to do what you feel is best no matter what anyone puts down in this thread...

You should live your life for yourself and your family... that is all you can do.

But, one thing I do know is.... you can't make your family happy if you aren't making yourself happy first.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:59 PM   #102
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I am very sorry to hear about Matt and this couldn't have happened to a nicer person, but with all this talking about people selling their bike or not riding for a while etc i feel that this needs to be said. This is just my opinion so i hope no one takes this the wrong way. Everyone that has bought a bike or is thinking about buying a bike(especially a Supersport) should pretty much assume that before they buy this bike and ride this bike on the street or the track they are going to make friends, and there are going to be times when there are going to be these friends/people that they know who have unfortunate accidents such as this. It's just the "nature of the sport". And also they should accept the fact that this could as easily happen to them, and are they willing to take that risk. I personally have stopped riding on the street because i know that with the way i like to ride, along with all the other cars/obstacles out on the road, that it was just a matter of time before something like this happened to me. I know that anything could happen at anytime like "falling down a flight of stairs", but reality is that when you are on a bike that is as powerful and fast as these bikes today and all the other obstacles out there on the roads your chances are greatly increased. Do you want to take this risk or take it to the track where you can be in a "controlled environment" and ride that bike like it was designed to be ridden? Again, this is just my opinion and this has helped me get through some hard times like this. It doesn't make it easier when losing a friend/loved one but it keeps me from saying/thinking about not riding or getting rid of my bike. It's like joing the military-before you sign remember that there is a pretty good chance that you will have to go to war or some type of deadly combat, and you or someone you know will likely be injured or killed. Don't sign if you are not ready to accept that. If your not ready to accept it Don't get on a bike! Again, i hope i didn't offend anyone but like i said having this "attitude" has gotten me through some pretty tough stuff and maybe it will work for you!
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:13 PM   #103
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:13 PM   #104
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i was thinkin of sellin mine...cause i was scared what RACER X put them pictures of them guys crashed.....i was thinkin and i crashed ...but i love ridin bikes dude!
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:18 PM   #105
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:14 PM   #106
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i guess i may wait a few more weeks and see how i feel then. most likely i will still get rid of it though
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:35 AM   #107
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Kind of going through the same thing spanish fly. The fatalties seem to get worse and worse, and it seems like a good number of them are from responsible riders. Think I will do the same, and hold it for a while and see how I feel. later.


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Old 10-16-2007, 02:34 PM   #108
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I knew a guy who sold his bike after Roger's accident as they used to ride together a lot. He said he needed to take a break and may think about it again in a few months. It is completely understandable. Others continued riding.

I have my moments but this is not the only sport I am involved in where there are a lot of bad accidents and I wouldn't think once about giving it up horses. I always said that I'd rather die doing what I love doing with a smile on my face than some other miserable way.

I guess it just depends on how much you love it and everyone copes with bad news different. I think it depends on how involved and comitted you are and in the end, it really depends on how YOU feel.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:24 PM   #109
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If you're second guessing your commitment to riding then it's time to get rid of it. You can't safely ride a motorcycle without full commitment to that bike, the development of your skills and the potential outcomes of each ride.



On a side note, I've taken alot of flack from members here because I try to always preach riding safely and knowing your limits. There are so many things I want to say here but won't out of respect to the thread and the topic at hand... but everyone here needs to look at what they are saying and TRULY evalute how they ride and who they ride with. It just bothers me so much to see people make threads like this and then a week later write in another thread about doing 100mph on 149 or doing a standup down 45.

I'm not pointing out any one individual in particular, but MotoHouston as a whole. We are responsible for our actions and the outcomes of those actions. Be sure you're making responsible decisions and your chance of survival goes up tremendously.

The goal of riding on the track is go faster each lap... the goal of riding on the street is to come home safely each time.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:22 PM   #110
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i been riding a longgggggggggggggg time .. i've seen alot and know alot and will keep my comment to myself cuz it will only start a flaming thread ...
I will bet you and I are on the same wavelength.

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If you're second guessing your commitment to riding then it's time to get rid of it. You can't safely ride a motorcycle without full commitment to that bike, the development of your skills and the potential outcomes of each ride.



On a side note, I've taken alot of flack from members here because I try to always preach riding safely and knowing your limits. There are so many things I want to say here but won't out of respect to the thread and the topic at hand... but everyone here needs to look at what they are saying and TRULY evalute how they ride and who they ride with. It just bothers me so much to see people make threads like this and then a week later write in another thread about doing 100mph on 149 or doing a standup down 45.

I'm not pointing out any one individual in particular, but MotoHouston as a whole. We are responsible for our actions and the outcomes of those actions. Be sure you're making responsible decisions and your chance of survival goes up tremendously.

The goal of riding on the track is go faster each lap... the goal of riding on the street is to come home safely each time.
+1 Experience, Common Sense, and the Discipline to act by it.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:37 AM   #111
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if a person rides either scared or angry then their body is stiff and their mind is not focused on controlling the machine which can cause abrupt and sudden actions/reactions occur.

Riding a motorcycle requires total control at all times.

Over my riding years I have known or heard of way to many people getting killed while operating a motorcycle.

It has caused me to pause and review my riding but fortunately never caused me to consider quitting riding my own motorcycle.
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