|03-09-2013, 09:38 AM||#166|
Joined: Dec 2002
So it's ok to quite riding, but it doesn't necessarily mean you'll never go back to it.
2004 R 1150 GS
|03-18-2013, 04:14 PM||#167|
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Out looking for Bigfoot
Here is my story
I spent ....
7 years skydiving
23 years snowboarding, 8 in big air freestyle comps
7 years downhill and freeride mountain biking. Big cliff drops and skinny bridges
6 years rock climbing, 2 years without rope
13 years on motorcycles
I have lost...
1 friend at 23 in his sleep
2 friends at 23 in the rhode island club fire
2 friends under 40 skydiving
4 friend due to illness.
Statistically i should be dead or in a wheelchair. I went to work one day, got hurt, spent 3 months in hospital, and spent the last 15 months relearning how to walk from a wheelchair. I can now walk with braces and a cane. Life is never known. Live how YOU want and do what makes YOU happy. If its riding, ride. If not..sell it and find something new. I am at the point now where I can entertain riding. I will ride. It makes me happy and you never know when its your time.
Every day and every memory is a gift. Make the most of them doing what makes you happy.
Romans 5: 3-5
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z
2012 Suzuki Vstrom 650 Adventure
A few Italian bikes. A bunch of Japanese sport bikes. Many many bicycles before that.
|03-18-2013, 04:51 PM||#168|
Joined: Dec 2012
Do what makes you happy,
I helped a brother through rehab after bike crash and i hated it, 12months of hell.
Sold my sports bike and got a dually,,,,,,,,
I now ride all the time again SAFELY
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN TO YOU AT ANY TIME, The world can be a dangerous place,
If you still enjoy riding, dont be scared of WHAT MAY HAPPEN...DO IT,,,,
|03-25-2013, 07:53 PM||#169|
Joined: May 2008
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
I am 61 and have been riding since I was 11. I just had my fourth heard attack two weeks ago. I have already been back on our Honda Helix for two short rides and plan on riding my Vstrom to a rally next weekend if I can get it back together in time as I tore the back end off it for some work to it just before my heart attack. The work is done, I just need some days with the temp above 50 to get the work done.
I have thought about quitting riding but I get such great joy from it I don't think I can. I don't really worry about getting killed on my bike but it scares the crap out of me to think that I may get crippled from an accident. Dying doesn't scare me anymore. Hurting does.
I do understand where the OP is coming from. I stopped riding when my wife got pregnant with our son. Started again when he was in Highschool. Felt like a big part of me was not fulfilled during that time I wasn't riding but having my son made it worthwhile. I would do it again.
2007 Suzuki Wee-Strom, 2009 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive, 1980 Honda Express NC50
|03-25-2013, 08:09 PM||#170|
OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Bowling Green, Ky
Hey Doug, seems like us KY riders have had a bit of bad luck, can't compete w/ a heart attack and don't want to. Hope your feeling better soon, try to quit smoking that might help you......
I hit a goat march 9th, thank goodness for AGATT, was unconscious for over 5 minutes. I was told my head hit the pavement, and the old G/S was lying on top of me.Nothing a few bruises and very sore hip joint and pubic symphysis. 1st week recovery a pretty tender, but now I'm at about 85% but still stiff in the hip. Of course I've been back out on the motorcycle. back on the bicycle trainer last Friday, then on the road Sat, trying to loosen things back up ASAP.
2004 BMW R1150RS
1984 BMW R80G/S (wrenching index)
2003 Suzuki DRZ 400S (TAT Prep)
One More DRZ does the TAT (Ride Report)
One Less Harley screwed with this post 03-25-2013 at 08:20 PM
|03-27-2013, 07:03 AM||#172|
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: WNC SWFL
Four Heart Attacks and Still Smoking?
" try to quit smoking that might help you"
Still smoking? You gotta be kidding? Say you are kidding.
Vince @ SWFL or WNC
2001 Kawasaki W650
2012 Ural Yamal
2012 Dong Fang DF250RTB-A
|04-02-2013, 03:58 PM||#173|
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: frozen Alaska to soggy PNW
Several months back my 85 year old dad called it quits. He low-sided his 2012 HD Dyna in a slow 35 mph curve. Last thing he remembered was watching the front tire near the fog line, then looks up at a para-medic standing above him. Good thing he started wearing a full face instead of the Harley 1/2 shell! Face sheild and chin bar took a beating for him!
1 week in hospital and 6 in assisted living/rehab. Dad had been riding since the late 30's, it was hard to believe it when he said the Dyna was for sale.
His choice alone, no pressure from any body else. "You chose wisely" Dad.
'74 Dirt Squirt
BMWMOA 43097, IBA 11211, Rounder
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