Originally Posted by paulrn
My fellow healthcare workers give me hell about riding motorcycles. I will relate to you what I say to them.
We generally see three different groups that come in from bike crashes. People that are drunk. 0.43 blood alcohol one time.
40-50 year olds with some disposable income that think bikes are cool so they buy a harley and crash it.
18-25 year olds that purchase an R1 as their first bike and crash it.
I then ask them when they last saw a pt that did not fit into one of the groups I just listed. That ends the conversation and the ridicule.
Yeah it seems to go that way,riders with many,many years of riding under their belt and have made it to their 30's/40's/50's and still ride all the time are WAY under represented in crash statistics.
No way to buy experience,but keeping an open mind and trying to learn can help. Some just buy a bike and figure it will work out,there's more to it then that.