I rode with a decidedly Offensive mindset. Yes, it inherently makes you an asshole, but I dictated how others to reacted to me. Defensive riding, in my opinion, is a fast way to getting smoked.Always wanted to get into it but, saw way to many deaths. I cant imagine riding being to fun when you constantly have to be in defense mode.
I rode with a decidedly Offensive mindset. Yes, it inherently makes you an asshole, but I dictated how others to reacted to me. Defensive riding, in my opinion, is a fast way to getting smoked.
I'm glad your buddy is relatively ok. **** that car that checked him. What a ****.
I have been in two motorcycle accidents in the past year and they have both been my fault. And both on a Bmw s1000rr.
First was a 2012 - I was riding with a few buddies going around a blind corner and rear ended one of my friends because he slowed down and I didn't know it till it was too late; got a concussion, broken thumb and road rash. About 6 months later I sold that bike and bought another Bmw, this one a 2016. Last month I low slided it into a guard rail taking an off ramp. Sprained my wrist and my ankle with more road rash.
I always wear good gear but I can only buy so many helmets lol. I started riding about two years prior to all this and never dropped my bike, wrecked or anything. Once I started meeting other biker friends and going out late at night that is when it all turned for the worst. I have been scolded by my parents, girlfriend, leadership its been pretty terrible but at least I still have my life and all of my limbs. I will probably keep my bike once its repaired but keep it in storage for a while until I grow up, too attached to let it go.