Now, I am not posting this question to incriminate anyone, I just want some honest answers....(you can always say you were lying later
I am curious to know how many of you have EVER ridden your bike while under the influence of alcohol or drugs? No, I am not a drunk or "druggie", just ran into a few riders who literally scared the shit out of me!!!
I was at a local "drag strip" a while back, and there were at least 40-50 guys racing. This is not a track, but just a public road that "seems" ideal for drag racing late Sunday nights. Well, the mojority of the riders out there were on Hayabusa's, GSXR1000's, and ZX-12's, a few 750's, and even fewer 600's. I know the size of the bikes are somewhat irrelevant, but the bigger bikes are less forgiving if the rider makes a mistake.
The majority of the riders are locals who attend this weekly event religiously. They arrive followed by their "groupie" girlfriends in cages, and some of these cars are stocked with every alcoholic beverage you can think of. The scary thing about the situation is, THE RIDERS WILL ACTUALLY GET DRUNK IN BETWEEN RACING!! :eek But, it doesn't stop there. I have witnessed people roll up joints and blunts, and smoke WHILE they are drinking. Now, even if I wouldn't have taken the MSF course, I would still have the common sense to know that these things and riding motorcycles don't mix! Especially if you are out there Racing, and exceeding 100+ miles-per-hour.
So, that leads me to my question. Has any one of you ever ridden your motorcycles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Intentionally or not? Have you ever been at a bar and had too many drinks, but your only way to get home was on your bike?
Again, not trying to incriminate anyone, just curious to know how many of you has had a similar experience.
I will start this by saying that I have NEVER ridden my bike while under the influence of anything! Why, not because I am trying to "follow the rules", but because the thought of crashing scares the shit out of me.
When I was 17, I was at a party where everyone was drinking and smoking pot ALL NIGHT LONG! I don't remember too much of what happened that night, but when I woke up, I was IN MY CAR, parked in front of the KC Royals baseball stadium. How I got there, beats the hell out of me. The funny thing is, the stadium was about 40 minutes from where the party was?
After that night, I never smoked another "funny cigarrette, tweed, reefer, gonja, chronic" or whatever else it's called LMAO, and I even quit drinking alcohol for about 2 years. after that! Why, because it scared the hell out of me. Now I am 25, (not old, just a little wiser), and I can't figure out why some people would think that it is "cool" to do these things and ride a motorcycle??? :confused In my opinion, riding sportbikes takes a lot of concentration. It's bad enough that many people sometimes "daydream" while riding, but to daydream while you are DRUNK and RIDING??????????? Man, that's scary....