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Should I learn to ride a motor-bike?

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2006/07/11 22:42:58 (permalink)

Should I learn to ride a motor-bike?


All I've seem to have done this year is, show strangers around my home, argue with estate agents, & work. I've not had a holiday, nor a day off. My home is now sold, subject to contract.. - & providing the sale goes through, aside from a holiday, I'm thinking of treating myself to a new vehicle, or vehicles.


Open top sports car, something very quick - proper drivers car?

Or,

An economical car, plus a motor-bike for pleasure.



British roads are aggressive, packed, full of drains, pot-holes, & idiots in cars. These reasons are putting me off learning to ride. Perhaps I should just settle for a decent car, least it'll be safer...(?)

A new venture, experience, heightened sence of freedom etc, are tempting me to learn to ride...

Or, given the state of the roads & petrol prices, maybe I should forget the car AND bike idea altogether


Yeah, its my decision - but what do you reckon!!??


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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/11 22:44:25 (permalink)
    I would 'steer' clear mate.

    so its ano from me.



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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/11 22:44:49 (permalink)
    get the bike. more fun and more environmentally friendly too.

    save money on congestion charge too, if you ever come near london.
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/11 22:54:29 (permalink)
    i passed a few weeks ago loving it

    so i say yes get one
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/11 23:02:53 (permalink)

    Congrats on the pass!!

    Which 'first bike' did you go for?

    I have absolutely zero experience of riding a motorbike. Been on the back of a couple of fast ones, - that's it



    ORIGINAL: davedarave01uk

    i passed a few weeks ago loving it

    so i say yes get one


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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/11 23:11:24 (permalink)
    Remember if you ride a bike its a matter of When you fall off not If you fall off, the question is how bad will it be. Great fun though
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/11 23:22:43 (permalink)
    got myself an honda nsr 125 great bike though needs some work doing to it else it wont pass its mot





    ORIGINAL: Skrewdriver


    Congrats on the pass!!

    Which 'first bike' did you go for?

    I have absolutely zero experience of riding a motorbike. Been on the back of a couple of fast ones, - that's it



    ORIGINAL: davedarave01uk

    i passed a few weeks ago loving it

    so i say yes get one



    post edited by davedarave01uk - 2006/07/11 23:23:00
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/11 23:24:40 (permalink)
    yes bikes are faster and more fun and all that,but are death traps,get an impreza,or an evo7!!!!!
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 00:01:13 (permalink)
    Hmm tough one.

    I love bikes and own an r1...albeit it smashed up

    Last year I was involved in an accident where a woman cut me off, it was a pretty bad accident. When in hospital, I didnt know for quite a few hours just how bad I was, wether I could walk, nerve damage in my spine and neck etc etc. When my girlfriend came to a&e I just broke down man....the look of concern and distress on her face....how could I tell her I might be in a wheelchair for the rest of my (our) life? It wasnt fair on her or my family.

    As it happens, I can walk and am recovering well but I was VERY lucky. If my breaks were a cm higher or lower I would be dead or paralysed from the neck down. I had over £2,000 of the best gear I could get on and it saved my life. Ride without the proper gear and expect the worst.

    A few weeks ago a friend who I ride with on occassions had the same thing happen to him but he wasnt so lucky, he died before the ambulance got to him, lovely guy too.

    I love bikes but there are too many blind motorists on the road and its really not worth the risk IMO anymore. Sure, the risk is half the fun but I can tell you you WILL change your mind when your lying in A&E.

    If I ever get the green light to ride again it will be purely on the track

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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 00:31:08 (permalink)
    I have a yamaha dtr 125 at the minute hehe...i deffo goin forme full test veryyyy soon
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 03:31:10 (permalink)
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    All I've seem to have done this year is, show strangers around my home, argue with estate agents, & work. I've not had a holiday, nor a day off. My home is now sold, subject to contract.. - & providing the sale goes through, aside from a holiday, I'm thinking of treating myself to a new vehicle, or vehicles.


    Open top sports car, something very quick - proper drivers car?

    Or,

    An economical car, plus a motor-bike for pleasure.



    British roads are aggressive, packed, full of drains, pot-holes, & idiots in cars. These reasons are putting me off learning to ride. Perhaps I should just settle for a decent car, least it'll be safer...(?)

    A new venture, experience, heightened sence of freedom etc, are tempting me to learn to ride...

    Or, given the state of the roads & petrol prices, maybe I should forget the car AND bike idea altogether


    Yeah, its my decision - but what do you reckon!!??



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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 10:07:36 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: dave*

    Hmm tough one.

    I love bikes and own an r1...albeit it smashed up

    Last year I was involved in an accident where a woman cut me off, it was a pretty bad accident. When in hospital, I didnt know for quite a few hours just how bad I was, wether I could walk, nerve damage in my spine and neck etc etc. When my girlfriend came to a&e I just broke down man....the look of concern and distress on her face....how could I tell her I might be in a wheelchair for the rest of my (our) life? It wasnt fair on her or my family.

    As it happens, I can walk and am recovering well but I was VERY lucky. If my breaks were a cm higher or lower I would be dead or paralysed from the neck down. I had over £2,000 of the best gear I could get on and it saved my life. Ride without the proper gear and expect the worst.

    A few weeks ago a friend who I ride with on occassions had the same thing happen to him but he wasnt so lucky, he died before the ambulance got to him, lovely guy too.

    I love bikes but there are too many blind motorists on the road and its really not worth the risk IMO anymore. Sure, the risk is half the fun but I can tell you you WILL change your mind when your lying in A&E.

    If I ever get the green light to ride again it will be purely on the track


    Good to hear you are OK

    That is the reason why i have never got a bike. You can be the best driver in the world but it only takes one idiot to end your life

    I would never advise someone to get one
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 14:59:16 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: dave*

    Hmm tough one.


    Sure is mate. I'm hugely tempted to get a bike, & i'm also hugely put off!

    Great to hear that you're okay, but very sorry to hear that about your friend.


    Here's a link some might be interested in which i came accross http://piratesk12site.net/SAFETY%7E1.htm



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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 15:01:19 (permalink)
    A big fat NO from me
    gt a snazzy car instead!
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 15:31:27 (permalink)
    Cheers lads, yeah I came off really well considering. You just cant second guess people at all...they do the most random things.

    Incidentally, the guy that hit my mate sped off and was later caught by the police. No insurance, MOT, Tax, nothing...and a conviction list as long as your arm. Hes got hell coming to him one way or another

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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 15:46:26 (permalink)
    get an m3 or an evo much safer mate
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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 15:55:50 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: davedarave01uk

    got myself an honda nsr 125 great bike though needs some work doing to it else it wont pass its mot





    ORIGINAL: Skrewdriver


    Congrats on the pass!!

    Which 'first bike' did you go for?

    I have absolutely zero experience of riding a motorbike. Been on the back of a couple of fast ones, - that's it



    ORIGINAL: davedarave01uk

    i passed a few weeks ago loving it

    so i say yes get one






    That was my 1st bike!!! NSR125RK flippin loved it!! it was my baby blade blue white and red and de-restricted you just cant beat that pure 2 stroke spirit!!!

    Binned it tho on kingsway in manchester, overcooked it on the roundabout near the kingsway pub. Just remember waking up in middle of road with a bloke holding a brolly over me and i was crying "wheres my bike" then ambulance time.

    But in answer to your question, yes get a bike no other feeling like it and 2 wheels are better

    Lump

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    RE: Should I learn to ride a motor-bike? 2006/07/12 21:37:47 (permalink)
    No from me.
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