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01-10-2012 04:00 AM
Dirtboy
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Hi DB, Many years of riding and I still don't trust Other traffic
Good, me neither. However traffic isn't the only hazard. Equipment failure during a motorcycle trip could mean a long walk. Equipment failure in the middle of the Atlantic ...............

If safety is your concern; stay in bed.

If statistics are your concern; never go to bed (more people die in bed than anywhere else.)

Whatareyagonnado?

Choose your dangers, arm yourself against them with education and attention, then go out and enjoy them.

DB
01-09-2012 11:10 AM
Chkm8 Hi DB, Many years of riding and I still don't trust Other traffic the Sea is much more predictable than a crowded street, know your baby and She will get there! Chkm8
01-09-2012 07:11 AM
Dirtboy
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But i would rather to sail across the ocean than to ride a motorcycle across the United States. Sailing is safer than riding a bike.
You are obviously speaking for yourself. Riding a motorcycle across the US is not more dangerous than sailing across an ocean if you are more skilled as a motorcyclist than a sailor. I assure you, my four motorcycle trips across the US were far easier and less perilous than any ocean crossing. Maybe it's because I'm a seasoned motorcyclist and have developed the confidence and skill required for the task.

When I discovered motorcycling I was scared, had frequent dreams of death on the bike (like 2/3 nights a week for the first 2 years of riding.) I just enjoyed motorcycling too much to give it up so I decided to take that energy from the dreams and start researching motorcycle safety. I read everything I could find about motorcycle safety practices from professionals like motorcycle policemen, couriers and racers. I read all the magazines (no interweb back then) and all the books I could find about motorcycling. Now, 35 years later, I can look back on thousands of fond memories of trips made, people met, roads enjoyed and an appreciation of our great country, coast to coast.

It's not a question of is it dangerous, of course it is, just like sailing. The danger decreases with knowledge and experience but it's always there.

DB
01-08-2012 09:02 PM
Minnewaska The OP had one post, seven months ago and never came back. Set up?

They never learned to sail, but they say "It is one of my greatest fears in life to get caught in a major storm helpless at sea."

I feel so dirty for having played along.
01-08-2012 08:52 PM
wescarroll Short answer has 2 letters, no.
01-08-2012 08:13 PM
sawingknots i think the op is out buying golf clubs
01-08-2012 07:01 PM
Chkm8 You forgot the US also guarantees Taxes even after Death
05-06-2011 06:52 PM
MarkSF I am sure it is potentially dangerous, so the way to deal with the danger is to accept it and manage it.

If you are not drunk and wearing a life jacket your chance of dying while boating instantly drops by 95%.

That reminds me, man overboard drill next time we sail!
05-06-2011 06:49 PM
Don0190 read somewhere that gave golf being more dangerous than sailing
05-06-2011 06:04 PM
casey1999
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Originally Posted by goboatingnow View Post
try this at home, don all the protective gear you like, build a good strong carbon fibre box. Get into it, accelerate it at a solid object , do not emerge alive, note that the box is intact. Unfortunately carbon life forms are not as strong as boxes.
And I "T" boned a chevy caprice car that pulled out in front of me wtih my Dodge Intrepid at 50 mph and walked away unharmed (I think the air bag saved me) and both cars were totaled. I guess I am stronger than a car.
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