Many of you 4-wheel suburbanites think riding a motorcycle is this dangerous, careless action-that’s an irrational fear. People are still scared of flying despite the fact that you have a better chance of dying in the car on the way to the airport than in a plane, why? Because, if you breakdown on a plane you can’t just pull over to the curb and wait for AAA. Yes, the statistics say there are more motorcycle than car deaths, but that’s not a fair estimate of the risks. To quote a movie, Biker Boyz, when the young hot shot makes a bold attempt at a stunt, the experienced rider, played by Laurence Fishburne, tells him he could have been hurt, his response, “Could’ve got hurt getting out of bed.” So, does it stop us from getting out of bed? David Freiburger, once wrote, “Since Sonny Bono died skiing into a tree, should we stop all skiing or should we cut down all the trees? No. The passions of the many outweigh the losses of a few.”
I’ve had many close calls on a motorcycle. For a goal oriented person, riding is constantly a challenge. Every time I leave my house I learn something new and push myself harder. Not necessarily faster, but better. Just remember this - Fearing a motorcycle or not respecting one can get you hurt.
So in a conclusion I have a counter question:
What are the risks of NOT riding a motorcycle?