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Old 09-11-2018, 06:36 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I've seen a pair of headlights coming straight for me, on my side of the road - and had to force myself out of fear freeze to steer off the road into the grass to miss the car.
I stayed upright, but it took a while before I got going again...
That was one of my early motor adventures. It still haunts me at times.

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Old 09-11-2018, 06:49 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I've given up riding as well due to family concerns. It isn't so much if I die in a crash, it's if I don't and become a burden.

Friend of a friend dropped his Harley of the shoulder, paralyzed, I wouldn't want to do that to my wife, kids, or myself for the little pleasure it brings, I can find something else to do.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:56 PM   #53 (permalink)
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My cousin (17) rode his BSA 650 into the passenger side of a woman who was late to work, making a left turn on Hwy 101.

Never had a murdercycle, but I (badly) want an Arcimoto FUV for it's full roll cage and 4-point belts.

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Old 09-11-2018, 08:12 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I would like to get a motor cycle but people still try to run me off the road in my diesel suburban. Diving a leaf is about as risky as I want to go.
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Motorcycle riding has made me a safer overall driver. My attention is better, and I'm looking for threats much more carefully. Riding a motorcycle can be relatively safe if you're willing to give the effort to be cautious. Then again, the consequences of everything is worse on a motorcycle.

Probably the closest to dying in a vehicle I've had was when I almost sent my Dodge/Cummins truck off a snowy cliff. 2nd would probably be laying my bike down near a cliff that went into the Breitenbush river.
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When I was riding, I made my harley look like a sheriff bike. People saw me better, including the ones who wanted to harm sheriffs. You still get idiots, but with monster crash bars and a bike that weighed almost as much as a vw bug, the times I had accidents, I wasn't hurt beyond mild case of road rash.

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