Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Don't wear one, never have, never will.
I am supportive of anyone that wants to ride with any safety equipment they wish. But I feel the rider should decide.
I know the risks, I accept them. After 35 years now I still know it could happen tomorrow and work diligently to make sure I see it and avoid it. But I know it may happen and accept that as a risk of what I do.
I spend a lot of money with AMA PAC to keep my choices open, because the way I see it, it starts with helmets and ends with the outlawing of motorcycles because cars are way safer if you get in an accident.
And yes it was tried, while it singled out a particular type of motorbike, it still was the start, cost a lot of money from those of us that write checks for AMA PAC to lobby and beat the sportbike ban... but it was worth it so people make the choice not the government. Same when we spent millions fighting the insurance groups both medical insurance and driver insurance over their idea they could say what could be driven and what could be covered.
Once you decide your thoughts are correct for everyone else, you begin a slide on a slippery slope that closes the door in the end on everyone.
USMC '79-'85 Sgt.
1st Mar Div, 1st FSSG Det A in the Stumps
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem
2015 XG 750