You're not alone. My dad was a Harley guy the whole time I was growing up. After a number of bikes I found myself to be a goldwinger. One day commuting to work in Everett, WA I almost got hit. I was on Evergreen Way, which is a big fat 5 lane main thoroughfare. I was with traffic with green lights. A Rubitino garbage truck shot through an intersection against a red light. The cars around me slammed on their brakes and laid on their horns, but two wheels didn't have the traction for me to even hope to stop in time. All I could do was twist it out, swerve left and hope to god I make it. I did make it, turned around and went home, got in my car and never sat on that bike again.At least some folks agree with me that it is getting more scary to ride on the road, I thought it was just my imagination.
I feel you're pain! I am still bummed about selling our VW Bus 4.5 years ago.It's hard to know what to do. I really think I'm going to sell it, which is a relief but also feels miserable. I'm the type of person that sees the 'personality' of stuff. Which is pointless. It's inanimate! But it isn't inanimate! Argh!
Yes if I had children that would definitely change my position for sure. Well said.I've been on a bike sense my dad was picking me up from preschool ( do that nowadays and you would be arrested and on the news ) got my motorcycle endorsement at 16 and rode up untill about 4 years ago . Gave it up after one to many close calls with drivers who just don't payou attention , I have a daughter to provide for and just can't take that chance of putting my life in dumbasses hands anymore .... put down the Damm phone and just drive and sing terribly to the songs on the radio, Instagram can wait .
I did the same - 30 years ago. Always intended to go back to it. Started messing around on trail bikes after he turned 18 and joined The Corps. Never have gotten around to getting another big bike...though I keep telling myself I will one of these days.I sold my bikes when my son was born too. I could see having a trail bike again if he digs it when he is older but I can't afford to get wiped out by while someone is adding an emoji to their text message.