I can really close to buying a motorcycle earlier in life but better judgement won out
Backed out on writing the check at the dealer
It was a Honda CB something ?
I know me and sooner or later I’d have got brave ......... grin
I went adventure/enduro/supermoto about 5 years ago out of self preservation. Smashed my left leg into pieces that needed a handful of screws and a titanium rod in '17, so it didn't work worth a shit. But I am alive. You'd think I'd grow up by now but not even close. The first 890 Duke that hits America this fall will probably be mine.
150 +in a car is fast. I have been that and 96 on a three wheeler and 120 plus on a bike but only on straights...Corners add a whole new dimension. I found myself leaning in my seat to keep it upright...
A little case of the whiskey throttle took you into the rhubarbs, eh Stick?
On a serious note, I've been down a couple times on the street. Both times due to my pushing the limit, aka stupidity. I've been lucky to have only a few rash scars to show for it. Being I'm a bit older now, my focus the last 10 years has been eating up miles on two wheels & I wear all the gear all the time. There is definitely some risk involved there, but I couldn't imagine being without a bike or three.
Bought a NASTY FZR 600 offa guy,who actually turned wrenches for a Team Kawasaki.
Long story short,I cut the check,rode away and mebbe 10 minutes later,tried to highside myself in the marbles on the approach to a bridge. Best move seemed like to bail...so I did and ricocheted purty good offa guardrail at 120mph+. Knocked mosta my shoes off me,did my Hickory Shirt no favors and wearing a helmet was the best idea of the prior 10 minutes. All of which was better news than sailing off into the gorge over/through the bridge.(grin)
I'd still need to see/feel/hear 6th gear at redline,so am content to watch...because I KNOW I am powerless....................
Ari Vatanen(the driver in the above Pike's clip) certainly do and famously said..."Never can nor will I lose to a woman.". I don't recall Bobby ever motherfucking her outright,but he was of course part of the team.
A truly Bobby Riggs "prediction".(grin)
I'll take Mouton over Muldowney,for shaking the ground,though they both certainly have balls of steel!.......................