I started riding at a young age, and could never get enough of it, every day all day during summer vacation, as long as I could afford gas, I rode.
When I first got married, I slowed down and put time into family trips, house stuff, etc, but as I get older, I am back to wanting to ride all the time. A day without a ride is a wasted day in my book, just not much point in it for me, killing time...
I accept the risks and do the best to reduce them using brain power, not loads of protective gear.
I want to be able to ride, and if I can not, I am not sure what I would want to do for fun.
So I am not going to quit until I can no longer sit a bike, or can not remember what a motorcycle is....