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Old 06-03-2008, 11:49 AM   #41
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If you are worried about your safety and decide riding is not for you.

You could get a smart car they go 90mph and get up to 50mpg which is better than what I get on my bike mileage wise. They also have really high crash test ratings.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:06 PM   #42
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....Am I going to die? I mean seriously, look at this site. It scares the out of me. RIP here and CRASH there. I consider myself a relatively capable, aware driver, but wow that's a lot of hurt people. I have a family and stuff now so I'm trying to weigh the "want factor" against the "not wanting to end up under a truck factor".

anyone want to chime in?
Well you ask for opinions.....Nobody knows if you are going to die riding a bike. When your time comes, that's it, you are gone but nothing is a coincidence. When you die is because your mission in this spiritual level is done/completed. Worst thing than die is getting pretty bad hurt and spent months in an Hospital.

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Old 06-03-2008, 12:11 PM   #43
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ol nike moto....just do it yo! when it's your time it's your time...be safe
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:13 PM   #44
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Riding a bike is fun and save you money on gas but there is danger and risks involved. People get into accident all the time in cars/trucks. That's a huge mass not to miss but accident happens everyday. For you in a little bike, they will definitely have less chance of seeing you like you weren't there. My point is, everyone that rides or drive will get into an accident sooner or later. Bike vs. car = car wins, rider seriously hurt. Is this worth $1000 per year in saving gas money?
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:33 PM   #45
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asking all the bikers that r u gonna die from riding a bike?? little funny..when the time comes u will die even u r sitting in the car. jst becareful when u do every single things. ppl can die anytime anywhere doing anything. so...gear up and ride a bike like the way u drive a car.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:59 PM   #46
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Welcome to the forum.

Riding a bike is fun and save you money on gas but there is danger and risks involved. People get into accident all the time in cars/trucks. That's a huge mass not to miss but accident happens everyday. For you in a little bike, they will definitely have less chance of seeing you like you weren't there. My point is, everyone that rides or drive will get into an accident sooner or later. Bike vs. car = car wins, rider seriously hurt. Is this worth $1000 per year in saving gas money?
I agree riding a bike to save money isn't that smart of an idea. Riding for FUN is where it is at the gas savings is just a byproduct. Thinking about it the way I ride I bet I get worse mileage than I do in a car.
But I have alot more fun.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #47
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:15 PM   #48
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Its not if its when. You will go down. I will go down. Just wear the gear and hope like you get to walk away.

and welcome to the nut house.

I have a wife a 3 snot nosed boys. They get a hug before i leave and hug when I get home. You never know when it will happen. I could fall over dead while writing this.... man I feel ba..............................
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:27 PM   #49
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log onto houstontranstar.com anytime of the day and i guarantee you will see at least 4 automobile wrecks (cages) given that most motorcycle accidents happen on weekends and at night and you have taken your msf brc you should drive a motorcycle. if you are using it for work i guarantee youll get the bug to ride more on weekends holidays maybe even nights, so its really up to the big boss in heaven when youll pass.....
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so its really up to the big boss in heaven when youll pass.....
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #51
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whoa thats a lot of replies. skimmed through most of them, haha no I'm not dead yet.

Funny to read all the people pushing me both ways. Anyways, I'm putting careful consideration but leaning towards getting a bike simply because I want to, on top of the benefits. I've decided not to make the decision until after I take the Awesome cycles class. At least that way I know I'm not making an impulse buy.

for those of you saying my gas bill is cheap for a month, thats simply mon-fri gas not to mention driving my other car on the weekend and my wife driving to college during the week (shes stay at home, full time student, full time in my wallet ). In the end I would be making enough in gas savings for the bike to pay for itself almost (on paper, in theory). I like parenthesis.

I feel a little better and a little worse after reading. But my travel times are usually outside of rush hour and I know back ways to stay completely off of the highway if I need to so that influences my final decision too. Whatever I do, thanks a lot for the input.

I know I'm going to die, I'm not worried about dying. Rather, I guess I was just curious as to what my chances were. It would be better to know if bikes are safe from a rider than from a salesman
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:31 PM   #53
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whoa thats a lot of replies. skimmed through most of them, haha no I'm not dead yet.
This forum is 24hr active. You get your answer in about a minute not days.
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