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Old 07-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #59
tastroman
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Joined: May 2009
Location: Collinsville Va
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I quit caring about going too fast after nearly killing myself by over shooting a turn and heading into on coming traffic while riding above my limits. As luck would have it both the driver and I guessed the correct evasive maneuver and since that day (3 years ago) I have not even begun to approach my limits. I had a choice, improve my skills or slow down. I choose to slow down and you know, I enjoy riding as much as I ever have.
I've got mad respect for those who have attained the skill to ride briskly safely but after the right side of a coin toss sparred me my life I made a commitment to never put myself in a position where my over-exuberance increased the risk of my own demise. The sport has enough risks so if slowing down erases one for me, it's worth it.
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