Been riding some form of motorized bike since I was about 10 (remember the mini-bike faze). Took a car cruise in western NC this past weekend and every manner of motorcycle was on the road, making me green with envy and wishing I still had my beloved Triumph. It was in the mid 70s here and sunny.
Most, not all, motorcyclists are cautious riders, as you have to be to stay alive on one. All my near death experiences when I was riding was 100% at the hands of some idiot in a car. Yes, its an assumed risk when you ride a bike, that you might be on your last ride, but for most bikers, the thrill of all that power, the open air, the noise, the freedom, is worth it all.
Just my take. Some of you guys need to stop sounding like "grumpy old men" about it. Live free or die.
David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10