Originally Posted by Fuuma
Dangerous enough to get you laid. Can anyone contribute statistics aside from anecdotal evidence (on the accidents part)?
Statistics? The "joke" with motorcyclists is that it's not if
you'll fall off your bike, but when
. My father rode a bike in his late teens/early 20s until he got hit in the city. Although he wasn't traveling fast (20-30 mph), he was in the hospital in a cast up to his chest for a year. His anectdotal evidence was that he saved on gas and was given a cane, an ankle he can't bend, and a constantly swollen leg for free for life
. I think I was about nine or ten when he said that if when I got older I wanted a motorcycle, I could get one. The only condition was that he would break both of my legs the day I bought it just to get it out of the way. Logic will tell you that a guy in a car will fair better than a guy on a motorcycle in the same accident. Paulio might be on to something in saying that the accident is always the rider's fault.