Eh, I typically ignore articles like that but for some reason this particular one got under my skin. Maybe it's the writing. Maybe it's the blanket statement that bikes will kill you. I don't like to blame an inanimate object for mishaps that are caused by the operator. I've come across plenty of anti-motorcycle and anti-rider articles before that were well written and actually supported with good background information and facts and enjoyed reading them. This one is just trash.
Couldn't agree more, this is trash.
A. Everyone is going to die at some point in their life regardless of what or if one even has any spiritual beliefs, if someone can't accept that then have much bigger problems than wanting to have fun "again"
B. There are many things that are quite unrealistic relative to how many riders, or at least myself, got their start. I spent 4 summers on dirt bikes before even taking the 1st msf course, at 23 years old, and started on a cbr250r...maybe I was overcautious, but in my case half my family actually didn't know I had a bike for 3 years and I didn't want them to find out in some ER with doctors all around me like it's Black Friday and I'm the last of that toy the store has which is the only thing their kid wanted for Christmas.
C. Use my personal start as an example, I have no kids, no wife, no obligations that usually become the driving reason why I "can't" ride and yet I took every precaution possible, hell the dealer I've bought both my bikes from is only about 10 minutes from my house but I still refused to even get on that 250 until I had about the minimum amount of gear I'd need to get on my 600 3 years (on 2-1-15) after taking her home.
The irony here is I always, near literally always, thought the driving force against people that ride were those that bought a liter bike, before even knowing the damn shift pattern or how to start the engine. Where in this case it's still someone that is still clueless, but probably just fell off a bicycle and never rode anything ever again...I was always one that believed stupidity must show itself to be identified as such but really, it doesn't need to get out of bed anymore because sheer naivety has taken over...end rant
I feel better now.