I have no idea why people ride motorcycles. I understand the thrill of the ride itself and do enjoy riding but I have no wish to die. It is not a matter of “if” you will get in an accident but “how bad”. I have a wife, daughter, and friends that I enjoy much more than getting on a bike. So far the people I know that ride regularly we have the following, each from a seperate person , skinned leg, stitches in head, broken leg, and finally an amputated leg. This is in the last two years alone and I don’t know that many riders. What made me think of it was the latest stupid athlete willing to give it all up for a ride. Here’s more about Ben Roethlisberger and his motorcycle crash as well as a few other bike crashes of famous athletes.