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Sorry to hear, Scott. It does sound like a mature, thought out decision, though.
I have to say, I can ALMOST relate... except for me it was a never had, versus a had to stop. I grew up on the back of my dad's motorcycle. Always running errands with him. I loved it! I always wanted a bike of my own. I want to feel the wind as a driver, not a passenger.
The timing just has never been right. Financial constraints at first. We started a family, and wife and I agreed we would be a little more responsible withthe money.
When money was no longer an issue, I was in an auto accident that totalled out my van. Hit by another car! If other drivers cannot see a van, they would not see a bike. - Instant road paste!
Got past that, then 6 years later, hit a deer on the highway at 70 totalling out another car. Same thought... hitting a deer with a bike would be terminal!
My sacrifice is the "never had" for the sake of not wanting to have someone or something make my wife a widow or my kids father-less when I can prevent it by not putitng myself in that position.