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Old 01-05-2013, 10:25 PM   #61 (permalink)
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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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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.
But that does not mean one shouldn't think about, and be realistic about, risks. Sounds to me like roadkill0000 is being a grownup and making a hard choice, which deserves more thought than glib fatalism.

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But that does not mean one shouldn't think about, and be realistic about, risks. Sounds to me like roadkill0000 is being a grownup and making a hard choice, which deserves more thought than glib fatalism.

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You haven't answered, so we will assume its Ballet dancing

Obviously dancing is more of a priority to you, although riding is also a passion/hobby.

My suggestion, take a compromise. Ride less and drive/commute more. This is what I did. I stopped riding everyday and kept the riding for weekend rides and trackdays only. The less you ride, the less you put yourself at risk .

You cannot fully eliminate the risk of injuring yourself whether your riding, camping, walking, heck even dancing. So don't give up one hobby/passion for another. Just be smart about how you ride. Giving it up altogether will make you regret it.
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