So I made this post and its going to get a bit personal and maybe a touch bit emotional. If you guys are not interested in that don't read on
Anyway, I am afraid to ride a Motorcycle, Its something I wanted to do for a while now but I really am afraid. I was not this afraid of driving a car, mostly because the car has a ton of safety features, however there are no such features on a motorcycle.
Even with full gear, helmet, full body gear, a motorcycleist could be seriously hurt or even die in a 20-40mph crash.
I have had a few dreams of myself crashing when riding a motorcycle, I don't have one yet, and I did plan to do everything as safe as possible to avoid death.
Take the MFC, get a ton of parking lot, and non busy street training, all before even going on surface streets. Highway is well out of the question for at least a year.
Anyhow, I don't know if these dreams are signs that maybe riding just is not for me. Again its something I always wanted to do but I don't know if its very wise to put my life on the line at a much higher percentage than I would on my car just to save some money on gas, and for the general Experience.
Now that I think about it, I know no people who survive riding more than 20 years without a major accident. The one person I do know quit riding after a near fatal incident. Most of the motorcycle riders I know are first year or 2nd year riders on Sports bikes, with no gear on...really not bright people.
So what do you guys advice, I would like to understand riding, Id like to really experience it.
Anyone else felt like this before they started? or perhaps even more anxiety?