daveuprite wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Personally I think it's a bit sad....
But at least I have some great memories of crazy days carving up mountain roads before the crack-down began. Nothing can take that away.
Pretty much mirrors my sentiments exactly. I now have older slower bikes, not only to tame my passion but to ensure I can actually work on them without a friggin computer, but that's another moan lol!
What the "system" tends to forget is that we're all human ie we're not programmed robots. To be human is to err but also to explore and test our limits, to live life to the full, get a buzz from being alive. Sometimes you can only get this by coming close to death or the perception of it. That's life. Without this we wouldn't be going to the moon and back or taking our bikes out for an adventure or three into the unknown. This kinda what sets most, not all, bikers apart from the more mundane complying four wheeled fraternity.
So, some of us will still be punished for bucking the "system" but it's millions of rules and regulations are slowly changing us into obedient little minions who mustn't deviate from the new "norm". Or haven't you noticed?
A suggestion, why on earth don't we, in our super wealthy advanced 21st century living, accommodate such passions and have a few race tracks around the UK where there are no rules, just mutual respect and you could just "go for it" without fear of prosecution? If you come off, tough, it's your fault, learn from it. Err, oh yeah, there's our modern obsession of Health and Safety, this simply will not do, heaven forbid there's a chance we might hurt ourselves!
I suppose what I'm getting at is that our freedoms are slowly eroding away.