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Old 01-14-2008, 11:16 PM   #1
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Question People say I'm crazy... Am I

Since before my accident at MSR-Houston, people have been telling me Im crazy and I'm just " asking for it. " The reason behind that statement is that many believe that I have some sort of death wish bc NOT ONLY am I in a dangerous job 8-10 hours a day, but on my spare time I choose to ride sport bikes )the most deadly bikes as per statistics )... Then I went from riding sport bikes to track riding on a sport bike... Sure I wrecked only my second time out there... I tell my parents that this is part of the game but the SAD part for my family is that I intend to keep doing despite my get off... So do ya'll think I am tempting fate??? I tell my parents/family that I have to live for ME but am I being selfish??? I feel bad that they feel this way, but I just really love both my job and my riding hobbie... if you all have ever been in this situation, what have been your feelings on the subject... What is ya'lls opinion...???

P.S since the accident I keep getting asked if I will stop riding and I keep say HECK NO... then the lectures from family and friends(non riders) begin
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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if ur single with no kids, keep doing what you are doing... it's your life. When you have youngins, thats when you start thinking priorities.
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7/10ths is better than nothing..........have fun and keep in mind what kind of effect you NOT being around will have on the other people in your life.

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Since before my accident at MSR-Houston, people have been telling me Im crazy and I'm just " asking for it. " The reason behind that statement is that many believe that I have some sort of death wish bc NOT ONLY am I in a dangerous job 8-10 hours a day, but on my spare time I choose to ride sport bikes )the most deadly bikes as per statistics )... Then I went from riding sport bikes to track riding on a sport bike... Sure I wrecked only my second time out there... I tell my parents that this is part of the game but the SAD part for my family is that I intend to keep doing despite my get off... So do ya'll think I am tempting fate??? I tell my parents/family that I have to live for ME but am I being selfish??? I feel bad that they feel this way, but I just really love both my job and my riding hobbie... if you all have ever been in this situation, what have been your feelings on the subject... What is ya'lls opinion...???
P.S since the accident I keep getting asked if I will stop riding and I keep say HECK NO... then the lectures from family and friends(non riders) begin
Do you love riding? If so then just do what you are just try to be safe and learn from your mistakes....not that i am a pro or have like 40 yrs of riding... thats my explanation everytime someone says i have a death wish. Its about you man not anyone else.
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dido, im a volunteer emt and a motorcycle commuter. my dad calls me batgirl because im never home and he thinks that im always doing dangerous and trying to save the world. just do what you love as safe as you can and and the people that love you should understand.
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yeah if/when you have kids you should def. take it easy; wouldn't want them to grow up without a daddy.
























on a lighter note, you're already doing what you love (your job) so why not extend that into your off-work life?

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I would hope that seeing how (relatively) well you came away from a crash would show them that doing dangerous things with the right level of protection is better than just being reckless, but they might not change their minds.

A guy can get hit by a bus crossing the street. At least you are aware of the risk and are doing what you can to prevent serous injury or death while still doing what you enjoy.

It's ultimately your decision to make and your family and loved ones to consider. Nobody that types words on a forum should make a difference in what you end up doing.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:27 PM   #11
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Note: I WILL keep riding till I die, even if I die on a bike... I just am so tired of people being up my crack bc I like to do dangerous things... I have never tried nor been addicted to anything illegal... that being said the only thing I AM addicted to is adrenaline... and I have to have it... Law enforcement and motorcycles gives me that fix to be happy in life... just wanted to hear that I am not alone or f-ed in the head...
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I would hope that seeing how (relatively) well you came away from a crash would show them that doing dangerous things with the right level of protection is better than just being reckless, but they might not change their minds.

A guy can get hit by a bus crossing the street. At least you are aware of the risk and are doing what you can to prevent serous injury or death while still doing what you enjoy.

It's ultimately your decision to make and your family and loved ones to consider. Nobody that types words on a forum should make a difference in what you end up doing.
i think hes just looking for new perspectives. its tough to get back onto a bike after a bad wreck, and even tougher for your family to watch you do so. there's no right or wrong answer that we can provide for him, but a little inspiration cant hurt.
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Note: I WILL keep riding till I die, even if I die on a bike... I just am so tired of people being up my crack bc I like to do dangerous things... I have never tried nor been addicted to anything illegal... that being said the only thing I AM addicted to is adrenaline... and I have to have it... Law enforcement and motorcycles gives me that fix to be happy in life... just wanted to hear that I am not alone or f-ed in the head...
what precinct do you work for?
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Note: I WILL keep riding till I die, even if I die on a bike... I just am so tired of people being up my crack bc I like to do dangerous things... I have never tried nor been addicted to anything illegal... that being said the only thing I AM addicted to is adrenaline... and I have to have it... Law enforcement and motorcycles gives me that fix to be happy in life... just wanted to hear that I am not alone or f-ed in the head...
Why would you be F-ed in the head? Adrenaline is very addicting.
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you don't strike me as the type that wouldn't continue to pursue something that you really want, despite the drama, obstacles and hardships associated with it. Keep living how you're living and whatever happens...happens!

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i think hes just looking for new perspectives. its tough to get back onto a bike after a bad wreck, and even tougher for your family to watch you do so. there's no right or wrong answer that we can provide for him, but a little inspiration cant hurt.
Very good........
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Why would you be F-ed in the head? Adrenaline is very addicting.
nuh uh, i think im scared of adrenaline. i hate going 150+ on the back of gsxr in mid wheelie. not my slice of pie.

you seem to be getting a lot of heat from your family, poporider, i hope yall can come to terms with something that everyone can be ok with.
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