OK - no - it's not possible to ride for any length of time without crashing. Even World Champion racers crash. It happens.I saw that response coming. Really I did.
Anyone able to answer the question?
yes...and I appreciate your edits. champion racers crash because they push limits. I am not out to do that.OK - no - it's not possible to ride for any length of time without crashing.
Anything else you want to know?
I'm trying to help you here, but...
I can say i haven't had a accident on the roads while driving a bike for 30+ years.As a new rider, the focus on accidents is freaking me out a little.
Is it possible never to be involved in an accident? LoL. I mean, has anyone here never had one? Otherwise, what is the longest time you have gone without crashing?
Glad to hear it hasn't been anything serious, just a couple little drops.I haven't had my bike for a week yet...dropped it twice LOL. First was the moment I pulled up the kick stand and was not prepared for the weight...left a few small scratches on the bike and a bruise on my knee. Second time was doing a u-turn in parking lot. At least pretty controlled with no damage second time.
I agree 100% with Jay. If your always worried about crashing then maybe you shouldnt ride a bike. You can go without a accident if you are a rare few. But most do wreck and most of the time it is due to the negligence of the other drivers. However, with instruction. Practice and time riding you can learn to avoid most of themjkv45 said:It happens - that's why you wear gear.
Worrying or constantly thinking about it will only increase the chances of it happening.
Get some instruction that will help you build confidence - you need to be confident on the road. I've been riding for over 30 years and have had numerous crashes. None lately, but you never know...
If it's all you think about, cycle riding may not be for you.
one can learn a lot from a crash...This is an interesting one for me, When I had my bike, I had dropped it a few times, and my friend had wrecked on it, but I had never not felt in control of the situation. I went in for my licence and scored perfect, and I believe that was why I wrecked. I started convincing myself that I was too good to get in a wreck. Instead of being cautious like I had been previously, I didn't pay as much attention to my surroundings. I was on my way to work, wasn't paying enough attention, and rear ended a car that I didn't notice had stopped. Accidents happen on motorcycles. Even if you have gone 20 years without a wreck and are the most careful person in the world. You cannot control other drivers. You can only prepare for the worst.
Pay attention to what going on around u......I agree 100% with Jay. If your always worried about crashing then maybe you shouldnt ride a bike. You can go without a accident if you are a rare few. But most do wreck and most of the time it is due to the negligence of the other drivers. However, with instruction. Practice and time riding you can learn to avoid most of them