Before you leave on EVERY outing, kiss your wife and kids like you will never see them again. Have a good life insurance policy in case you don't.Tell your loved ones that you love them. Often.
Great point!! Even at 39, the fact that we ride bikes, we are all still young at heart, the urge to show someone or put them in their place can be there...curb it. It might save your life...like anything about living in the inner city!! sometimes walking away...in this case riding away is the better part of valour!! If I can add, assertiveness as a rider is very important, one can't be timid in traffic, defensive not aggressive!!!As a new rider, I've learned that with every twist of the throttle I become more and more of a pro. It can be very difficult to stay level headed, and not act like a bone head on the road. Especially when every teenager in his Pontiac Sunfire, or Chevy Cavlier wants to "race". It doesn't help that I'm only 29 years old, so they see me as one of "them".