Part of the difference though was the bikes we had back then. They did go fast enough to kill you, but you had to work at it. Now...a 650cc sport bike will hit 130 mph and get to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.connie_rider said:He sounds a bit like "me" (and many of us) when we first started to ride.
I had been riding for a couple years when I came across a website. I think it was titled "Live to Ride, Ride to Die". Or something like that. It shook me up so much, I almost took a taxi to go home. The pictures were pretty graphic.