So he lacked self control and rode the bike as if he was on a race track, he had a near miss and it scared him out of riding....and this is surprising because???
Where does it say anyone was surprised? He is merely writing a story about his experience. Why is that wrong?
Really there is nothing groundbreaking in this article that I see making it worthy of publication - its just the same, tired old story we've all heard dozens of time.
I decided to take Spadina Avenue so I could run through the curves just north of College Street. I clicked down a gear and banked into the first section, carving through it like a low-flying plane.Then it happened. Someone had dumped a load of gravel at the exit, and I was going too fast to miss it. My training and race experience meant nothing now – I was a prisoner of physics, sliding out of control into oncoming traffic. I missed two cars, but clipped the back corner of a TTC bus.
I stopped after those sentences:
Idiot enough to think the public road is a race track, but intelligent enough to quit. If he had ridden is bike like he should have done, he would have had no accident! A lot of people I know that crashed was because of their stupidity while riding.
Quitting motorcycling is not wrong - but what grates on me is why does he need to write a story justifying why he doesn't ride anymore? When I'm comfortable with my decisions I don't feel the need to justify them or have them validated.