Rider's Guide - The Decision To Ride


I finally made the decision to ride motorcycles in 2000 and it was a decision I did not take lightly.  I knew that motorcycling brings with it a lot of very real dangers to go along with all that fun.  It always surprises me when I find out how cavalierly some make the decision to ride.  And people wonder why motorcyclists are involved in so many accidents.  Imagine if people chose to go fly helicopters without any training as casually. 


So let's talk for a minute about the risks.  What are you getting yourself into?  I think I would be remiss if I didn't remind you that riding motorcycles can mean crashing, serious injury, permanent injuries like loss of limbs or paralysis, and even death.  It's sad but true.  If you forget this fact or choose to ignore it, you are less likely to be prepared for what can happen and you greatly increase your risks while riding.  It appears most people deal with the risks with lots of denial - even I do to some degree.  A far better solution is to face reality.  Know what you are getting into and if you still want to ride, then take steps to minimize your risks.  Some good news here is that there is a lot that you can do.  I'll try my best to point you in the right direction.


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