Originally Posted by rivercreep
The point is that with todays bikes producing the power they do, many are lucky to survive learning on them.
Few, respect the power. You were one of the lucky ones.
This isn't my first rodeo but I took great care when I got my Tiger. It took me along time before I could really push the bike. Stayed behind the power curve until I new exactly what the Bike was doing and how it felt. Took a bunch of tumbles in the dirt and snow.
When you're lost in the wild and scared as a child. And death looks you bang in the eye, and your sore as a boil, its according to Hoyle to cock your revolver... and die. But the code of a man says "fight all you can" and self-dissolution is barred. In hunger and woe, its easy to blow... Its the hell-served-for-breakfast thats hard........Robert Service