Posted February 22, 2002 - 11:26 AM
Posted February 22, 2002 - 11:55 AM
Posted February 22, 2002 - 12:38 PM
[ February 22, 2002: Message edited by: lewichris ]
Posted February 22, 2002 - 01:11 PM
only make one more person hate bikes,just simply
ignore and enjoy your ride they dont know what there missing.
Posted February 22, 2002 - 05:56 PM
I have only myself and my 3 kids - no other family, so I guess I indulge us a bit, I earn my money, I spend it on what I want... The kids are not spoilt, but I have never seen my son happier than when he is on his bike, trying to get past the SOB (Slow Old Bastard ie. me) around the track we have in the back yard...
I say just be thankful they don't see how much fun it is and buy a dirt bike for themselves, and then all converge on your favourite trails or track and really spoil your day...
Chill, and answer to only yourself and the IRS...
[ February 22, 2002: Message edited by: yamaha.dude ]
Posted February 22, 2002 - 07:52 PM
Posted February 23, 2002 - 07:23 AM
Here in Hawaii we go on extreme Dual Sport rides. I made trails on the sides of the highways so you stay off the road as much as possible. More fun that way. Some parts of the trails you ride next to the freeway, popping out of the trees and bushes going along side traffic then dissappearing into the trees again.
During our afternoon, weekday rides there is some traffic build up in certain areas that we pop out and over the years I noticed the motorists faces and they always look at us like were crazy. Can you imagine how a Dirt Bike Rider would look to a person that never had this kind of activity in their life? Think of all the people you work with or in your family that will never go riding ever. They will never know the feeling of a seat sucking downhill with trees at the bottom waiting to pick you off. Or hows about the feeling of making a really scary jump? WHAT ABOUT THE FEELING YOU HAD WHEN YOU GOT THE NEW BIKE? I feel sorry for them! They will go to their graves without knowing the feeling. Their whole life will be spent without a dirt bike!!!
The next time someone tells you that you've got more money than sense, put your hand on there shoulder and say, "That's OK, maybe you'll get to ride in your next life."
Posted February 23, 2002 - 08:30 AM
Posted February 23, 2002 - 01:56 PM
I know I spend too much time and $$$$ on the bikes. But like has been said, it is worth it to me and my sons happiness is worth it. I only get to see him every other weekend so I'm gonna spoil the crap outta him. As an added plus, it drives his mother (my ex) crazy that I let him ride on a track. That by itself makes it worth it!!!!
Originally posted by Dan Lorenze:
I probably spent too much money and time on my bike but I really enjoy it
Posted February 23, 2002 - 03:20 PM
I will never be w/o a bike again, even if it is Goldwing or a clapped out chingadar. Those few years in Germany were horrible cause I couldn't afford a car and a new bike (I wrecked my old one just before I enlisted.) But at least I had my Mountain Bike. The riding was great there, beautiful country. You can damn near cross the whole country on dirt roads if you wanted. My parents wouldn't let me have a bike when I was a kid and they still don't like the fact that I ride one especially with my track record. Parents just don't understand!
Posted February 24, 2002 - 10:27 PM
People always say to me "I bet that cost's lots of money" or.. "are you afraid to get hurt?" and the classic "you're too old to be playing with toys" (I am 31). I feel sorry for them...they are so ignorant about what motorcycling is all about.
Nothing like riding some hard laps on the track and then hanging out with your buds, cracking a cold one afterwards. Jumping a 110ft triple or stepdown, hammering some 4th gear whoops, or seat hopping a nice double right out of a corner...
These people that say things like that just don't have a clue, they make those comments because they have never tossed a leg over a bike!
I just grin and go on...! Riding is a way of life, and some people will never know the thrill...they just go on in their boring, hum-dum lives, ignorant of the fun they could be having, whether it be MX, snowmobile-ing, mountain biking, bmx, road racing, car racing, etc., al etc.
Posted February 24, 2002 - 10:43 PM
Posted February 25, 2002 - 06:11 AM
Posted February 25, 2002 - 08:07 AM
Posted February 25, 2002 - 08:25 AM
[ February 25, 2002: Message edited by: lewichris ]