Have to admit that I really do not know how you can talk your Mom into agreeing on a m/c.
If an aunt went down on a m/c some yrs ago, to be that severely injured, there would have been no such things as the crash helmets now avaliable & so much more advanced as what we used in competition in late 40s, let alone the protective riding gear. I know for years I never wore gloves, no more then a pair of jeans or war surplus army battle dress trousers, some formof a shirt, fabric work jacket & pair of work boots. Head might be covered with a baret or tweed cap.
Yet here I am almost 75 yrs of age with this being the start of my 59th yr of riding along with just 42 yrs of basically dirt comp though a few yrs or road racing. The agony of it all is that a HOME ACCIDENT simply haulted me from dirt comp & I had to put all my riding into the hwys in these mtns. NOT a m/c accident. I have two shot knees due to my line of work & not from m/cing.
Last edited by Smitty; 06-08-2005 at 07:07 PM.