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    Re: Continue......or pack it in?

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    Re: Continue......or pack it in?

    The odds of a plane crash are vastly different than a bike crash. Ask Garp.

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    If you are not into the "cruiser" lifestyle then I would say just get out. Trust me, your confidence and abilities will not improve with age and, you still have a fairly young son who will need a dad at least until he's self sufficient. Don't be selfish. Your primary responsibility is to your family.

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    Re: Continue......or pack it in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadghost View Post
    Could be true, but don't get mad at me because the guy fell off his bike and ran away crying. You thinking of giving it up too?
    Not mad, just pointing out the obvious.

    and no, I am not packing it in
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    Re: Continue......or pack it in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Meenie View Post
    ...you still have a fairly young son who will need a dad at least until he's self sufficient. Don't be selfish. Your primary responsibility is to your family.
    Wait a second! Do you mean anyone with young children shouldn't ride?

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    Re: Continue......or pack it in?

    No, just that perhaps you should take a break when you are yourself questioning your riding abilities and have children who are still relying on you to support them. Doing otherwise is just selfish. Establish your priorities. If your priority is riding then go that route. Doesn't bother me at all. MY advice to this person based n what they asked for is to take a break. It doesn't apply to you or anyone else in particular.

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    When I took a spill on my bike earlier this season, I picked it back up, took a look at the damage which was mostly cosmetic and rode it home . Fixed a good chunk of the damage the same week and kept on riding. Quitting never crossed my mind for a second... but Im also quite younger than you OP with no kids as well so we're in different situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddusseld View Post
    Although laced with sarcasm and a healthy dose of humor there is a bit of truth to what he says. Many a rider stops riding due to crashing. It is not quite as black and white as the post indicates, most things are not. Me, for example. I have crashed on the street and on the track. Never, ever considered giving up riding. But, it always took me time to regain my confidence. If I crashed at the track and was injured I'd have to do a full day of practice after to get back to my previous lap times. So, although I'm not a snowflake I'm also not a natural...
    Exactly, almost. I'm just not a great rider. I've lost track of the various get offs spread over almost 4 decades of riding, but none of them ever had me considering giving it up. Then again these were all due to my own ineptitude. Things might look different if one had started with a bounce off the hood of a Buick.

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    Re: Continue......or pack it in?

    I'm a little bit younger than OP, with kids in the same range. I never gave it up. Don't plan to either. I did swap from a SS to a sport bike though.

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