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When is it time to hangup the saddle?
Some thoughts

By: James R. Davis

Before you give up riding it's clear that you had some time in the past decided to ride. It's not up to me to argue that decision just as it's not up to me to argue that you should now change your mind.

On the other hand, situations change.

What made sense to you before you had a family may not make sense to you after that family came into the picture.

What made sense to you when having an accident was only theoretical may not make sense to you after you have had one or more accidents.

What made sense to you before you became proficient in terms of riding skills might make even more sense to you after you mastered those skills (and your attitudes and mental discipline).

What made sense to you before your heart attack may not make sense to you afterwards.

What made sense to you before you lost your income may not make sense to you when you are trying to figure out whether to pay for your prescriptions and food or to maintain your bike.

Lot's of things change with time. Some things do not.

You give up riding if it becomes true that you are a clear and present danger to yourself and/or others.

You give up riding if it is no longer worth it to you to continue.

Or you don't.

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(James R. Davis is a recognized expert witness in the fields of Motorcycle Safety/Dynamics.)

     
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