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It's about time we had an article such as this

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Post by dingdong » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:08 am

The only reply needed!


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Post by NVSB4 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:09 am

Obviously well written by someone who understands, but don't see it being seen by those that it would have an affect on unless it was posted to Facebook or somewhere other than a Yahoo forum that includes articles about race cars.
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Post by wing rider 2012 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:15 am

I get this kind of stuff all the time mostly from family members, very rarely from strangers.
In 1985 my brother was killed when he wrecked a motorcycle, so I get things like, "don't your remember what happened to your brother and you ride a motorcycle." My reply normally is, "how could I forget and I'm not my brother, I've had a number of friends killed in automobile accidents, and I still drive a car also."
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Post by seelyark1 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:28 pm

That conversation is just like politics and religion. No matter what you say, you are wrong. Years ago, like 50, my mother had a fit when she found out that I had one. All the nieces all thought that it was cool, and several ride now. It's kinda like you just have to ignore them.
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Post by harvey01 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:34 am

wing rider 2012, Thank you for your service!! Since you survived Vietnam or any combat situation you really don't have to explain to anyone why you ride! Just my opinion and again Thank YOU!

I have been riding since the 1960's and these discussions and arguments have been going back and forth since well before then. Some people will never understand, but some will never understand why I love to travel either!
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Post by Harp » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:58 pm

My parents told me when I was 17 that if "you buy a bike, don't come home." Reason being that only hippies and Bad Bikers owned & rode them, plus you'll get killed. Bought one when I was 18. Hid it at a friend's place for a few years until I crashed it. Bought a Virago when about 12 years ago, then onto the GW - took them for their word. Haven't been home since. Now Mom is asking for a ride. Not in this lifetime.....
There's a bit more to it than that, but no time to be wasted on those issues. Keeping me & the Mrs happy is much more important.

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Post by GillesGLW » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:43 am

Surprizingly I would say that I fully understand people who are telling me that I'm crazy riding a bike.

At the same time, since I have my Goldwing, people got more quiet, considering the size of the bike. But at the end of the day, if you got hit by a truck, whether you have a Goldwing or a sportbike, the result might be the same....
So I will not blame them if they tell me to think about it twice before taking the bike, this is a fair behavior from someone who loves you and who has no way to protect you once you are on your bike.

For strangers, this is another topic. I would assume that they are not bikers or they have lost someone in a bike accident. But for most of us, riding is a passion, and for some it's just they they have no choice. In both cases, making a bad remark is easy and, to be honest, stupid.

Let's be honest, once you are on the road, you are risking your life. On a bike, in a car or simply when walking. The thing is that for Goldwing riders, compared to sportsbike riders, it's mostly the other people on the road who are dangerous. We, as Goldwing riders, do not ride like crazy, risking to create an accident. And to be clear, most of the Goldwing riders are a bit "older and wiser" than some young riders. Anyway, our bikes are not made for beginners.

It's true that we love the freedom of riding a bike, and this freedom has a cost, called danger. Riding is dangerous, and because we respect this fact, we are responsible drivers.
And I believe we will continue to ride, with a lot of respect for us, our bike, our family and all the friends we've lost.

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Post by redbug » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:32 am

When I was 13 I told my mom I wanted a skate board. "No way are you buying one of those things" You will get hurt. When I was 14 I told her I wanted to get a motorcycle. Second day I owned the bike she came outside with her sun type bonnet on ,we went for a ride together and more rides came as time went by. I love my mom.....

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