Maybe it's just me but if my mother was killed today while riding a motorcycle, I would find solace that she died doing something she loved. If I ever found out that my mother gave up her dreams and lived at home in fear of leaving us kids alone, I would live the rest of my life in shame and guilt. When a parent reaches out and embraces something they love, think of the example they set for us. Now consider how selfish it is to deny them it because it may incovenience us.
Needless to say, I was raised in a house where dreams were encouraged and life was lived by example. We were taught to respect life and each other.
I'm sorry to hear that. but hopefully the storm has subsided.
happy wife, happy life.
Whether this is your wife or not, I agree 100%. Why is everyone so F-ing worried about every little thing that has or could happen if the wind blows southeast on a warm day in spring when the big dipper is visible at a 40° inclination and your mother in law is in town?? Sheeesh!! You guys will get out in the surf when a storm is coming and ride an overpowered jetski in unpredictable waters that many also believe could have sharks, jellyfish, or various other hazardous marine life but you're worried about what may happen if this guys wife gets on a bike that she's obviously experienced with and gets hit by a car. This BS drives me through the roof!!!
Take a risk, have some fun, enjoy life, and if something happens then you can say you loved life to the fullest. OR....you could put on your 100spf sunblock to walk to the mailbox, get delivery for dinner because driving todays streets is risky, play scrabble, and otherwise eliminate all risk in life to point where you are completely miserable!
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Or.... What IF she doesn't DIE .... And has a great (responsible) time doing what she loves? :) I promise you, I'm no squid. My kids are #1 without a doubt.
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This truly has been entertaining, guys. By the way, him sleeping on the couch last night was a choice, not a punishment! LOL I look forward to meeting some of you at an event sometime.....(maybe I'll even let you ride bitch). J/K
I ride almost every day and have been riding for about 8 years now.
I personally would rather my wife(if I had one) pick a different hobby than riding motorcycles IF we had kids. Bikes are dangerous and serious injury is more likely to happen on one. I am not the type to tell someone to not do something though...if you want to do something then do it. However I would make sure you also have good insurance and a last will made up(its never too early to have one).
I have went to three friends funerals in the last 5 years and they were all motorcycle accidents. Hasn't stopped me from riding but it has stopped me from riding stupid.
Whatever you do, gear up and never lose respect for your bike. Dress for the ride, not the weather.
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there's a few things wrong with the bike video if you're trying to endorse motorcycles.
1. improper gear. wearing jeans... not the most protective when you go sliding across the pavement.
2. dodging cars when finishing with the onramp. hit that paint wrong or some loose stuff, and you slide right into or right in front of those cars.
3. making the streets a race track. this is why motorcyclists get into issues because they are treating normal city streets as a closed course track. NOT SAFE or SMART
4. only right turns. bike tires aren't cheap. roughly 300 + a set. wearing out only the right side.. pretty stupid.
if you want to have a racetrack experience GO TO A RACE TRACK. there are plenty around and they all offer open track days. plenty of organizations that host events.
my wortless batch of $.02
On their wedding night, a new bride throws a pair of her jeans to her husband, and says "put 'em on". He's somewhat shocked, and points out that he's bigger, and there's no way he's going to get in her jeans. She replies:" I wear the pants around here, and you'll remember that if you ever what to get into mime again".
I appreciate and respect your opinion,The video wasnt really intended to endorse motorcycles, just to show his wife(bigred) another female rider having common interest and enjoying one of the things she loves doing, and not worrying about all the "what if's" and fears.
Other than ALL the other PROPER gear being worn,i'll agree jeans are prob not the best for sliding on the pavement. (she has tested them in a 140+ mph slide on pavement)
I dont believe that vid depicts using the street as a racetrack,i dont approve of the people who ride recklessly,split lanes at 100+,in and out of cars etc. there is a time and place for things...either on the racetrack or some local twisties,done with respect and responsibility it can be somewhat safe... not sure if u ride or not, but if you told me you never ripped a known good off ramp/turn etc. id be very suprised. we have done track days and they are alot of fun,and in the begining educational, when your new to aggressive sport riding.
as far as the tires, that was a tuesday... we do left turns on thursdays.... ;)
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I say buy whatever bike she wants, than buy what you want.
My wife rides sleds and jetski's and I have no problem buying wantever machine, gear, extras she wants no matter the price.
What I hate buying is those 5 hundo hand bags which she nevers seems to have enough of
Ask me how I feel about the 13 friends I have buried, Ask me about the g/f I held in my arms as she took her last breathe. I have lived, I have loved and I have lost but one thing I have never done is let my fears control me or my decisions. Temper yes, control no.
A life lived in fear is a life not lived.Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.