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Though motorcyclists are often portrayed as risk-takers, thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, I’ve never quite bought it. If riders only wanted to take risks, then why would a safety-oriented blog like mine even exist — much less have hundreds of visitors each month?
Before I started riding, I considered motorcycles the sole domain of adrenaline junkies, so I never even considered doing it myself. I mean, I’m adventurous — I love trying new things and being a bit rebellious. But I wouldn’t call myself a risk-taker. I always buckle up, always wear a life jacket.
Of course, it only took one ride for me to fall in love with two wheels. But I’m still the same person. My love for motorcycles didn’t transform me into an irrational thrill-seeker. That image of the motorcyclist as unpredictable, reckless daredevil… it’s simply not me.
And because you’re reading this post, I don’t think it’s you, either. [Read more…]