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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2008, 10:24 AM
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Feller would be a guy.

Welcome to the site. With the parents, approach the issue calmly and with as much information as possible. Keep up with the MSF talk. Research gear (helmet, jacket, pants, boots, gloves, back armor, etc.) and be vocal about your intentions to put safety first. Riding a motorcycle increases your awareness a great deal and can actually make you safer in the car as well.

It's odd they are so against you getting a motorcycle yet you are allowed to ride around on a scooter. 15mph might not be much but it is still a two wheeled vehicle and just as invisible as a motorcycle with the same potential for injury should someone not see you. If they haven't figured that out, don't share it with them until after you've have a number of safe years on it.


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LOL very true Duc - go outside, run as fast as you can and dive face first onto the pavement - that's probably less than 15mph and you'll still be f'd up

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Don't you mean "Feller" Texan there L8R?
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Feller would be a guy.
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LOL very true Duc - go outside, run as fast as you can and dive face first onto the pavement - that's probably less than 15mph and you'll still be f'd up
Gear. SO IMPORTANT!

I recently had a crash and let me tell how thankful I am for the gear I was wearing. Not to scare ya or anything, but read through by write up of the incident. Gear is your friend! It really saved my hide.


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Thanks for all the advice. Though, I have shown them sheets with tons of information about bikes, MSF, and safety gear. Still a no. I have looked at tons of crash videos of people running into bikes and all. It does show me how dangerous they potentially are, but does not scare me off. I have had quite a few spills on my moped in the 4 years I have had it.
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post #26 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 06:16 AM
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Thanks for all the advice. Though, I have shown them sheets with tons of information about bikes, MSF, and safety gear. Still a no. I have looked at tons of crash videos of people running into bikes and all. It does show me how dangerous they potentially are, but does not scare me off. I have had quite a few spills on my moped in the 4 years I have had it.
I think you said before that the parents wouldn't even consider looking at your data so leave the paper world and just keep putting it in there ear. The more you put it in front of them the more they'll realize that this isn't just a passing fad. Pick up Twist of the Wrist II as well as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation book and start reading them cover to cover. The MSF book is a written, near blow by blow, version of what the actual course will offer...this would be a good head start while also giving you some more insight on the scooter.

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Wrong approach. Don't show them papers. They likely won't read it, it will not convince anyone.

There's no book that says riding a bike is a good thing. Or that explains riding (not the technique). You have to do it to see why- your parents presumably won't.

All that info memos about riding safety, advice on gear, books about proper riding technique, whatever, will only leave only one piece of information in the reader's mind: that riding is dangerous and should be even more so forbidden.

Take another approach:

Explain them that you want it. That you know it's dangerous but steps can be taken to minimize the danger.
There is so much more to riding than the perceived danger- there's enjoying nature better than you'll ever do in a car, traveling, seeing other places, encountering demanding situations, feeling ones own humbleness in regard to the environment (and to yourself), maybe even meditation and contemplation and ultimately fun.
That's what riding is about.

Of course you can get this by many means. You could go hiking (which is in fact, at least in germany, on third place regarding the dangers of different recreation activities), which is maybe the closest to what I get out of riding. You might start soaring with a glider, which is maybe the closest thing to riding fast or on a racetrack.
But it's still different from riding, which is no better or worse than any of it. It's just different.

So this should be your motivation- riding itself. And if you want it nothing will keep you from doing it. Don't expect financial support from your parents, but I think they'll respect your decision if you stick to it.

However you can still show them that you actually think about safety. But don't show them papers again or explain it, show them that you mean it. When you got your bike (which is still some time to go, I guess) take a safety course first, always wear gear, show responsibility. If you take out your bicycle wear a helmet- parents will take notice of such things. If you want to play around on your bike do it in a safe place- a racetrack or confined places (don't choose the walmart parking lot) will do. You can of course have fun stunting too- if you're into this why not? Look at Kane1. Just wear your gear and show responsibility. Choose a safe place to practice- safe for you, safe for other people.


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Welcome To The Club . I Can Remember Always Wanting To Push The Shopping Cart. I Put Balloons And Popsicle Sticks On My Bike Because I Have Always Been A Biker . Being A Biker Is A Way Of Life . Don't Worry Girl You'll Get Your Bike And By All Means Take The Class. The Biker Feeling Is Us The Bike Just Helps Us Let It Out . I Look Forward To Seeing You Post A Picture Of Your Bike. Go Girl.
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I wouldn't hold my breath. She hasn't posted since Dec 2008, and only has 6 posts.

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post #30 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 06:56 PM
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As most of the OPs on the posts that have been dug up today. Sadly the ladies forum is in need of dusting off. Feel free to take the honors...I'll refrain from french maid comments for as long as possible.

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