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My family has given up trying too convince me too stop riding. I have been riding on the track since 2008, and they realize it’s the safest place to ride and crash! My youngest son has gotten into the sport as well. He did 2 track days this season and of course crashed on the 2nd day riding beyond his limits. He wasn’t hurt but needed that reminder too chill out.

I used to love PT when I had the hip injury. I looked at it like a gym work out, NO PAIN NO GAIN!!! I started the month using a walker, and at the end of the month I was down too 1 crutch. 2 months later no cane just walking with a limp. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Don’t let the non riders talk you out of the sport. They don’t understand our psssion/obsession to RIDE!!! Unfortunately crashing happens, you just have too gear up and ride within your limits. 😎😎😎
 

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I'm getting the same from my better half. She has only brought it up twice, once in the hospital and bout a week ago. Our families are concerned for our well being. But I won't give up doing something that I enjoy so much. Nope. Not gonna happen
Just get two motorcycles. That way when your family asks you can say you "I no longer have A motorcycle", followed by "Now I have TWO motorcyles" lol.
 

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Just get two motorcycles. That way when your family asks you can say you "I no longer have A motorcycle", followed by "Now I have TWO motorcyles" lol.
Well.....I had two. Now I got one, but the 400 HAS to be replaced. Dam. I miss my Z and I can't even ride yet. Local dealer ( yes I've been looking ) has a 2021 and a 2022 in stock but both wrong color....gotta be green.
🐉 yeah I so miss afternoon runs through the mountains
 

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Well.....I had two. Now I got one, but the 400 HAS to be replaced. Dam. I miss my Z and I can't even ride yet. Local dealer ( yes I've been looking ) has a 2021 and a 2022 in stock but both wrong color....gotta be green.
🐉 yeah I so miss afternoon runs through the mountains
Vynil wrap it
 

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I think most of us faced people who tell us how dangerous this is. While I appreciate the concern, it gets annoying when you start hearing stories about people they know who died or became handicapped because of an accident. While you try explaining how you minimize the risks and actually drive better, you always get the zinger "It is more dangerous than a car". Lately, I tried explaining how a near head-on collision that I avoided with the motorcycle could have been a real accident if I had my car. I still got "you still are more vulnerable"é

With some people I go to lengths to explain the benefits and that in fact nothing is really safe. It is better to live, learn and enjoy life than try to be 100% secure, which is an illusion.
 

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Right, I can understand.
I have been on two wheels, motorized since I was 8 years old and my dad rode before he was married and all my youth until he ended up in a wheelchair(not from a motorcycle accident either)

I had a wreck that should have took my life in 2007, I lived, I walked and I rode/ride again.....actually was on the track on a R6 late 08 early 09, lol

But my first instinct when it happened was to panic and have a rash reaction, it could have been all the drugs as well, but I told my wife we need to get rid of all of it, anything that has two wheels with a motor.
My main motivation was I had a son who was 2 3/4 years old at the time, and 100% a daddies boy and I put him on a dirtbike and pocket bike on his 2nd birthday, so I totally freaked out what if it is my influences, and decisions that cause something later in life for him?!?!
What if the next time I am not so blessed and he looses his dad?!?!?

It was shortly after this reaction, I came to my senses and realized two things, well really one, that is if you believe in any sort of higher power or creation theory, I do not truly control anything with my life.
Sure I can live in a bubble, I can give up the things I love to be safer, and try to do everything that prolongs my life, but can I really control my own life or death? Or for that matter anyone else's?

I could be standing in my house(to avoid too much sitting and potential blood clots, etc.) wearing a helmet, a heart monitor, wrapped in bubble tape watching TV at a respectable distance with blue light blocking glasses on and a random truck, car come crashing into my house and kill me. Or an engine off a plane fall off and land on me. Or for no apparent reason at all have a heart attack and die.
Or some crazy person in a box store shooting everyone and I get struck in the back and die while I am trying to figure out if I buy the store brand Raisin Bran or the Kellogg's brand.

Or any other number of possible scenarios occur that I have 0 control over, or I can learn and grow from my 2nd chance at life, recognize it was a gift from the Lord(sorry, but not sorry, yes I believe in Jesus Christ and give Him all the Glory) and continue to enjoy life, the additional years I spent with my son, wife, friends and family and the many blessings it brings.

Have I slowed down and do I ride a 400 on the streets to govern my use of the throttle, wear all gear all the time and try to be more alert and aware of surrounding and blind corners, well heck yeah I do :)

If you love it and its not drugs, drinking 24/7, cutting oneself, etc. that are apparent self harming habits/behavior just do it, and those that truly love you and care for you will come to understand and accept your decisions and choices, just as you theirs.
Like the fact that maybe one of them voted for Biden......lol
 

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I agree with b0Xcrash, well except maybe his political views :p . I think that all this fear mongering bothers me at some point because although I made the decision to ride and I am aware of the risks, this kind of discourse appeals to my amydala who's probably sitting there in the brain and going "LISTEN TO THIS GUY! HE'S RIGHT!" It takes a strong mind, an epiphany or some meditation on these issues to realize that life has to be lived and that by the very nature of our world involves some risks. It's just a matter of balancing love of life vs fear and risks. Everyone has a different threshold and anyone who rides again after an accident has my respect.
 
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