Originally Posted by tiltedworld
+1 My street riding has gotten VERY sedate and I still enjoy getting out just for the "ride" I will continure to ride street but at a much different manner/pace. I get my speed kicks out where its safe...on da track!
IMO, those who suffered physically (not just your roadrash or bruises) in an accident start to REALLY re-evaluate their situation.
Being disable for almost a year really opened my eyes--you start to understand just how blessed you are compared to those who are permanently disable (not to say we're better). I started to appreciate the disable even more and understood their frustration of having to overcome obstacles just to get somewhere. I had to crawl, more like slide on my butt, to the kitchen to get something to eat. I couldn't stand or walk--that's how bad it was.
Then you start to think of your future or lack of if you continue to ride. But your thirst and hunger to ride increases everyday--that is if you have the LOVE for this sport.
So what do you do? Do you say, "Hey, if I die I die...at least I was doing something I love"? How selfish would that sound to your significant other or that child of yours who haven't come to age to express how he/she truly feels about your decision.
Some agrue for life insurance but I'm betting that your children and family would rather have you by their side than money.
It's a tough decision. That we can all agree on. But whatever you decide just please gear up at all times, and ride smart.