Originally Posted by windmill
I agree that some of the macho posturing is obviously a pathetic attempt to compensate for insecurities, but riding can be as much a part of who you are as any other passion. For some it is their career, for others it may be art, music, faith, or many other things.
How can anyone demand that someone give up part of themselves, and still be respected?
I agree motorcycling can be just as much a part of who you are as anything else, but if for whatever reason I was prevented from getting on a bike again, I wouldn't somehow be less of who I am, I can be just as much who I am with or without my ability to ride.