Date: July 02, 2012 09:07PM
my mom would never let me have a motorcycle after a guy flew down our street
(we were in a corner house at the time), his brakes failed i guess, and he
broadsided a car going down the cross street launching him 20 feet or so to his
death with me standing 20 feet away watching.
Date: July 03, 2012 05:30AM
I wouldn't let my kids have 'em either. I cosigned for a car for my oldest son
when he was about 20 and though he always made his payments when he asked me to
cosign for a bike a couple of years later, just a few days after one of his
brother's buddies got killed on one, I said no way. He managed to get it anyway
and promptly laid it down. Fortunately he was unhurt. He just turned 30 and
hasn't ridden for awhile. I also lost a good friend due to a bike accident - she
seemed to be recovering well from her injuries when a couple of months after the
wreck a blood clot caused her to go into a coma where she lingered for several
months before passing just before the turn of the century. Fuck that. I'd love
to ride but there are too many idiots on the road.
Date: July 03, 2012 09:30AM
one of my mom's friend's husband is a big time neuro-surgeon, he has always
said that motorcyclists pay for all his toys...and he collects vintage Ferrari's
(5 in all)
Date: July 03, 2012 11:34AM
My mom was a nurse for forty years and after the time she spent working in the
ER before I was born she always called them murdercycles.
Date: July 03, 2012 11:43AM
Date: July 03, 2012 04:03PM
I had a bike for a couple years in my 20's and was fortunate enough to stay
clear of trouble. Once the 'phase' passed though I sold it and have never
considered one again. Makes me cringe when I see idiots weaving traffic at
Date: July 03, 2012 04:07PM
I'm the same way pretty much. It was a hoot when I was young and reckless and
felt indestructible. Now we know better, eh? Even being very conscious and
careful on a motorcycle it is potentially very high danger.
Date: July 03, 2012 04:26PM
Yep, as Quasi said, too many idiots on the road. Even if you are careful
you're still a sitting duck.
Date: July 03, 2012 04:26PM
There's a thing now with middle age guys getting bikes for the first time. A
couple of months back this guy in his 50s down in Fort Myers or Naples, Florida
got a big bike and the first day he had it ran it right into his garage and
Date: July 03, 2012 04:46PM
Yeah, I'm more afraid of myself on one to be completely honest. I'd probably
have to get buzzed enough somehow to muster up the courage in the first place
and that is NOT a good time to do it.
Date: July 03, 2012 07:19PM
I'm surprised to see so many states without helmet laws...see alot of riders
wearing shorts and tanktops too, and alot of riders without gloves...
Date: July 03, 2012 08:02PM
I used to ride motorbikes, and thankfully had no serious injuries. I did have
an accident with minor injuries - was going too fast through some road works, so
completely my own fault. I ruined my gloves and boots, scratched my jacket and
managed to keep my helmet from hitting the ground. If I had been wearing proper
protective trousers I wouldn't have had to have a doctor picking gravel out of
my knee and have a scar there to this day. I still rode after that, but ALWAYS
had the proper gear, even if I was going a short distance.
Date: July 23, 2012 06:05PM