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Old 03-27-2021, 01:54 PM
 
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My grandmother told me sex is dangerous and bikes are safe. Things must have changed. Ride on!!!!
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Old 04-01-2021, 06:55 AM
 
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Always true.....aviation and bikes kill the young and stupid quickly. I've done both. Riding since 1962 and have gone thru 42 bikes so far and I'm still here. Commuted over 100 miles a day for years on SoCal freeways......it can be done. The white line is good and the only thing that preserved a little sanity.........
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:04 AM
 
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Smart phones changed the world for bike street riding. Inattentive drivers are bad - been riding for 35 years.
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I started driving on the streets in 1987, I still ride the Hayabusa I have now. I don't ride as much these days but I don't want to give it up yet.
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:10 PM
 
Location: california
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I have driven bikes for years and no accidents.
Close calls yes, but nothing more than that.
I live in southern California and I do not ride in groups and I steer clear of heavy traffic and pay close attention to how people drive in front and behind. I have had people looking right at me and pull into my lane deliberately trying to create a problem. People in cars are dangerous.
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:02 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Also insurance companies claim one of the biggest areas of 'growth' in the past few years has been the 'yuge' increase in motorcycle accidents involving 'older' riders, some trying to recapture their youth on heavy 'V-Twins', and often 2-up... even though many haven't been on a bike in years, and their bodies can no longer cash the checks their 'self-image' has been writing!

Baby boomers dying to ride motorcycles
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Also insurance companies claim one of the biggest areas of 'growth' in the past few years has been the 'yuge' increase in motorcycle accidents involving 'older' riders, some trying to recapture their youth on heavy 'V-Twins', and often 2-up... even though many haven't been on a bike in years, and their bodies can no longer cash the checks their 'self-image' has been writing!

Baby boomers dying to ride motorcycles
Next to noobies, the "re-entry" rider has the highest rate of death amongst motorcyclists. The reason above is only one of the reasons as causation.
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:29 AM
 
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I’ve seen responsible riders and jerk riders. Don’t automatically assume the driver was to blame in all motorcycle accidents. There are aggressive and reckless riders who cause accidents. I’ve even seen riders trying to use their smartphone while riding. I think riding today is a bit more dangerous because of so many drivers being distracted and not properly trained in driving and sharing the road. I’m not a motorbike rider. Wouldn’t mind a city bike like the Honda Cub or Trail but will probably just settle for riding the bicycle around town and even that comes with risk with the drivers today.
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Old 05-16-2021, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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Smart phones changed the world for bike street riding. Inattentive drivers are bad - been riding for 35 years.
Wife got rear ended by a 23 year old girl whose "brakes jammed". Yeah sure. It is getting scary out there. I pulled up beside a Harley at a light and told the rider that I loved his tee shirt and had to get one. "HOW'D YOU LIKE THAT CELL PHONE SHOVED UP YOU (guess the rest)".
When I am King texting while driving WILL be a capital offense.
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Old 05-16-2021, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Paradise CA, that place on fire
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The one rule I used when I was still riding was that if I must, really must to get some other place in a big hurry, don't take the bike, take the car.

In my worst accident the engine was off and the bike wasn't rolling. I parked on wet grass and I slipped while getting off, fell down, and the Suzuki 1000 G fell on top of me. I wasn't hurt but the spectators lost their breakfast from laughing too hard.

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