the children, yes.
I was doored because of the crying child on the back seat.
I guess car driving is more boring in general than riding on two weels; regardless whether with or without an engine.
Many of the dangers of motorcycles are common with bikes. Very few of them derive from the motorcycles ability to accellerate faster.
when I was in college, I had a friend who had a 50cc scooter (i.e. looked like a scooter, not a moped). I don't know quite how fast it could go, but he avoided taking it on highways as much as possible. He lived in Tel Aviv, and if he left the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, he borrowed a car or took a bus.
Saved him a fortune, b/c he worked and studied like 5-10 miles from home, and his GF (me) lived another 5 miles in a different direction. In Tel Aviv, you get maybe 10 days of bad rains - those days, he'd take a bus. The problem is that even though there's tons of public transit in Tel Aviv, but there are places 5 miles away that take over an hour to get to... :( There was a mall that was a 10 minute drive from me, and getting there took 2 busses and over an hour.
Oddly, now that I live MUCH farther away, I have a train that goes almost exactly there, and takes about 70 minutes.
that nobody's looking for, it really does make you a better driver.
And it'll make you realize just how bad drivers really are.
Welcome....feel free to Die in a Car Fire.
I rather enjoyed the 550cc bikes that I had back in the 90s. I'd love another, or maybe up to a 750 or so...I don't think I need much bigger than that unless I'm riding something like a Goldwing.
Hi ho, TechnaRave! Don't forget to die in a car fire!
Hello new people, allow me to repeat: die in a car fire.
An interesting greeting considering the current topic ;)
Here's a thing about the biker issue.
I used to ride a bicycle a lot, I've never forgotten what it was like on busy roads. I always (weather in my car, or my truck) give cyclists, and motorbikers plenty of room, I'll even hang back in traffic to make sure I get the room to pass wide.
Sadly this week has proved to be something of a bitch, and the irony is that partly thru' my own fault (by way of insufficient observation) I was hit by a 20 tonne fork lift truck, causing some cosmetic damage to my beautiful red rig :( I was not distracted by anything, I just didn't see it coming until the last second, and BUMP! But it could have been much worse.
Oh, that's awful, arabella!
Glad it wasn't worse, though.