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post #46 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 01:10 AM
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Very decisive.

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Of course I can't tell you what to do. However, I'll give you this:

If you stop riding now, you can get a bike once dancing is not giving you the satisfaction/means of living as it is now. I don't know until what age you can dance profesionally, but judging from your posts about the seriousness of a leg injury, I'm thinking it isn't the longest of careers. Say, at 50 you don't dance at the same level anymore: get a bike. Or at 60. You can always go back to the bike.

Or say you stop riding now and, god forbid, you suffer an injury doing something else. Call it irony, or whatever, that's not important and I hope that doesn't happen, but...you can always go back to riding.

My point is, riding will be there whenever you want to take it back, and there are a lot of ways to go about it. But dancing is your thing, and it requires much more from you, physically, so it's what I would prioritize (sp?) right now, if I were you.

Finally, PhilB has made an excellent point: "If you get roles (I assume you're performing) that are significant, the producers may frown on you risking yourself, and that could hamper your career in itself. Come back to it later in life."
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Just do track days only if you love riding but don't like the risk. True, you could still get maimed on the track, but the odds are considerably lower.
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Or keep riding/dancing and get your legs insured like Heidi did--although not sure what 'that' insurance cost her:

Heidi Klum's Legs Insured For $2 Million - Starpulse.com
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Coon - yea i still need to take her to the track more then once with my 1k freeking race suit.. i will do this that summer. Also got to go motorcycle camping more as well..


yes I will still ride my bike, just not 24/7... Shit can still happen but im alright with that. As long as im not on it every single day I have better odds...

philB and uncal, both correct. the bike we still be there, and my boss will be pleased.
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So, like....Magic Mike dancing? Or, Britney Spears back up dancing?

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So, like....Magic Mike dancing? Or, Britney Spears back up dancing?
The dancing that makes people think you're crazy and back off.

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The dancing that makes people think you're crazy and back off.
Lady Gaga back up dancing?

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Lady Gaga back up dancing?
Dancing that gives Lady Gaga nightmares.

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Dancing that gives Lady Gaga nightmares.
Holy shit.
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Like others have said, you can damage yourself doing anything in life. Whether you dance or not, whether you're a cager, rider, walk on the streets, never leave the house, etc. Life is about living. Life is FOR the living. You can dance and ride at the same time and never have an accident, live out a long fulfilling dance career and ride till you're too old to swing a leg over a bike, or you can crash tomorrow and lose a limb and never dance again or die. You can trip over your chair getting off the computer, break your ankle, and not dance again. There's so many ways for you to hurt yourself, let alone riding. And there's a lot of chances you never will hurt yourself.
If something else means enough to you that you feel you need to stop riding, then go ahead stop. But don't quit something that makes you happy all for the sake of others who believe you should. Live for yourself, not others. Personally, I wanna live my life to the full. I wanna ride, I wanna feel and do everything I possibly can. If I die, lose a limb, or fuck up, I'll never regret it because whatever feels good, makes my heart race, makes me happy, will always be why I ever do anything. The risk is worth it for me because I'd rather die tomorrow on a bike, in a blaze of guts and glory, than in 40 years time of old age having never rode.


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I'm just waiting for you to stop posting. I thought I was indecisive, holy shit. Get the fuck out of here and go dance already.
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If the risk of riding outweighs the joy of riding, then it is time to quit.
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Randy Renfrow was a multi time National Champion of motorcycle racing. While recovering from injuries he sustained racing, he fell down some stairs and died.

A former bicycle racing buddy of mine died in his living room falling off of his bike on a set of training rollers.

You can't run around life looking for the thing that's going to get you. Look for the things you want and go towards them. Keep riding, just try to never forget yourself. Everything is a risk, some things are worth it.
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