Ladies and Gentlemen, I come here today looking for advice, and I hope that you will listen to a bit of my rambling. I know that many of you are in the same situation as me so I am hoping for some thoughtful answers. I have a family consisting of an 8yo boy and a 4yo girl, and I don’t have to tell any parents how much my kids mean to me. My wife and I just returned from a trip together, and for the first time in a long time we left the kids at home with grandma and grandpa. We had some serious anxiety about leaving them, and all of the thoughts about what would happen to them if we didn’t return. This is the first time we have had thoughts like this. We actually almost canceled our trip because we were so worried about their well being in the event of our death. I wonder if it just because as you grow as a parent you realize just how much you enjoy your kids, and if it is because they are getting older and easier to be around. So to bring this back around to a motorcycle subject, I am starting to get these same feelings of anxiety whenever I get on my motorcycle. I find that I feel guilty that I am not spending the time with my family rather than on my own. I also worry about getting in to an accident and not coming home to them. It just seems like the risk vs reward is shrinking every day. I have had a motorcycle and have been riding consistently since I was 10 years old, and I think that I am a relatively competent rider, but that means nothing when somebody else hits you. Have any of you felt like this before? I can’t believe it but I am thinking of selling my bike. I don’t know if that makes sense, but that is what I am thinking. I have to assume there will be times that I will wish that I still had it, but I am wondering. I also assume that my desire to ride will return as they get older, but then I’ll be older too so who knows. Maybe a nice long ride would get my head on straight! The real inconvenience is that I just got my current bike a year and a half ago and it is literally my dream bike. I wish I would have thought about it before I spent all of that money! Thanks for any insights I really appreciate it. This isn’t a subject that can be brought up to just anyone. If you don’t ride then your clear answer will be just sell your bike and be done with it! But I know this is a more understanding bunch.