Originally Posted by Dismount
You, me, and everybody else has a ticket to be punched.
As for the risk of motorcycling, I believe it to be horrendously dangerous. Sounds bad, but this is how I think about it.
You know what? I don't see motorcycling as even remotely "dangerous". There's risk of a fatal or life-changing outcome, for sure, but you have a say in it. By way of comparison, there's no way I'd "bungee jump"; get it wrong and you're toast and, since you have no way to affect the outcome and are entirely reliant on the safety of the equipment and the skills and experience of the staff, can do nothing to avert an almost certainly fatal outcome if any part of the experience fails.
Riding a moto can have bad consequences, but what you do can ameliorate them almost 100percent.