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Old 11-17-2013, 12:21 AM   #151
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You speak about motorcycles like they are something negative. I'm 3rd generation, and if I had a kid I'd be happy if he/she was interested.
There is not a day goes by that I don't thank my lucky stars that my daughter loves to ride. I am lucky enough to ride with her a lot in many different places of the world. I cherish every second that we spend together. Bikes seem to one of the common bonds that we have.

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Old 11-17-2013, 04:16 AM   #152
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You speak about motorcycles like they are something negative. I'm 3rd generation, and if I had a kid I'd be happy if he/she was interested.
Have a family member and a couple of close friends killed while riding, you might change your tune.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:37 AM   #153
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I thought JB's wife had deceased?

This is not the first time someone mentioned this.

No- she was ill but AFAIK still alive and kicking.


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Given the 3 young, FAST amigos ahead of him, I think his only hope is this:



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Old 11-17-2013, 05:57 AM   #154
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This is not the first time someone mentioned this.

No- she was ill but AFAIK still alive and kicking.

Claudine Burgess is recovering well, and pretty much fine at the moment. She will be undergoing some reconstructive surgery over the winter, which is time Burgess had already booked off. But she's OK.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:35 AM   #155
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Nice to hear that, thank you.

Has JB writen any book? Sounds like it would be a good read.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #156
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Nice to hear that, thank you.

Has JB writen any book? Sounds like it would be a good read.
Not yet, but he did say he would be writing one. I reckon it will be ready by Christmas next year.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:23 AM   #157
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Have a family member and a couple of close friends killed while riding, you might change your tune.
Would you say the same thing about driving a car if you had a family member and a couple of close friends killed while driving?
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #158
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If I believed in him, I'd thank Baby Jesus that my kids aren't interested in motorcycles. Will not be sad to know the vice dies with me.
Well since we are on the topic of kids, the riding issue is a dichotomy for me. I want my kids to share in my passion, but do not want them to ever get hurt, fully knowing how dangerous motorcycles are. Now his mom says she never wants to see him on a motorcycle, but then brings him out for shots like this....her idea.



The one side good little thing, is daddy is the one that gets up with him on Sunday mornings(Daddy sleeps in Saturdays when I can), and whether it is w SX/MX I had on the DVR or MotoGP*, little man would stop his fussing and watch the racing with daddy.

* there is relevance to thread.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:21 AM   #159
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Have a family member and a couple of close friends killed while riding, you might change your tune.
I've had friends killed while riding, family members killed in car crashes, & lost friends/family in other untimely deaths. Doesn't stop me from riding, or driving, riding in a plane, or walking, etc. Life is for the living.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #160
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Yeah, you are right about that not being such a great day. But in a typical club race weekend; the racer will try 4 or 6 races over two days. In this case, junior won a couple times on Saturday and crashed out the first race on Sunday..or maybe it was warm-up. I don't remember because he wrecked a lot of motorcycles in his time....
Thanks, I remember and you describe it very well. Your son was lucky to have you there. I was glad I had two bikes some days.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:19 AM   #161
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I've had friends killed while riding, family members killed in car crashes, & lost friends/family in other untimely deaths. Doesn't stop me from riding, or driving, riding in a plane, or walking, etc. Life is for the living.
A lot of people die in the shower, but I wouldn't advocate wearing a helmet in the bathroom, or not bathing. It's about risk vs. reward. I love motorcycles, but there's very little to recommend them beyond personal pleasure. There are better, less risky, less polluting outlets for competition, excercise, travel, etc. I'm not saying everything we do needs to advance the species, but I don't buy moto romanticism.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #162
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This conversation now reminds me of this...

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Old 11-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #163
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If I believed in him, I'd thank Baby Jesus that my kids aren't interested in motorcycles. Will not be sad to know the vice dies with me.
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Have a family member and a couple of close friends killed while riding, you might change your tune.
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A lot of people die in the shower, but I wouldn't advocate wearing a helmet in the bathroom, or not bathing. It's about risk vs. reward. I love motorcycles, but there's very little to recommend them beyond personal pleasure. There are better, less risky, less polluting outlets for competition, excercise, travel, etc. I'm not saying everything we do needs to advance the species, but I don't buy moto romanticism.
Time to hand over your 2014 MotoGP thread cards. Don't forget your purses on your way out.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #164
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I've had friends killed while riding, family members killed in car crashes, & lost friends/family in other untimely deaths. Doesn't stop me from riding, or driving, riding in a plane, or walking, etc. Life is for the living.
It doesn't stop me either. But I don't encourage people to ride. Especially not on the street.

What I do is not equal to what I encourage others to do.

Nor does it mean I am against others riding. I was simply offering a reason why some wouldn't want their kids to ride.

Y'all are a touchy lot.

If I had a kid, he or she would probably be riding as much as they might want to.

And anyone who has ever gone racing knows what kind of a financial black hole that is.

Old axiom: if you want to make a small pile of money in racing, start with a large pile. It is true. Very few Earl Haydens out there.

So there are several reasons to be relieved ones kids aren't interested in motorcycles.

I am in for life. No escape. Personally, my itch cannot be scratched riding on the street ( ). I need off road or a closed course to get the buzz I desire.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:21 PM   #165
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Time to hand over your 2014 MotoGP thread cards. Don't forget your purses on your way out.
You learn how to slide the front end, on purpose, on pavement, yet?

I kid, I kid.
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