I used to have a little suzzuki RM 125, and we used to razz that, (and anything else we could find, including old scooters and mopeds) around a little dirt track not far from where I lived on a disused railway embankment)
Originally Posted by 99nasha
I would never get a road bike...The moment you want to take it that little bit faster you'll end up dead
I don't really think that's a fair comment...
A bike is as safe as the rider, and the people around them, the same applies with a car...
Nine times out of ten when a car driver hits a bike rider (for example) it's because the driver cannot see the rider whilst they weave in and out of traffic, very close to cars, riding in the drivers mirror blind spots.
as for going that little bit faster, the same thing can be said of cars.
for me I'm really considering getting a little road bike simply because it took me an hour and twenty minutes to drive 20 miles to work this morning. if I had a bike then I'd be able to get here a damn site quicker...
But I really need to keep my car, (for doing the grocery shopping at weekends). and the missus doesn't like the sound of me getting a bike, because she is also under the impression that they are dangerous.