Originally Posted by tacotoe
A couple years ago I had some alignments to do on a crane.I mentioned I wasn`t thrilled about heights to a co-worker,he thought that was strange since I would ride my sportbike near 200 mph.Would you go that fast on two wheels? Just curious.Funny how different things bug people out.BTY sold that damn thing,couldn`t go to the corner store w/out doing 160 (Highway2).
Actually tacotoe,I have.I had a Ninja 1000R back in the day and spent a fair amount of time in the redline on that thing.I think the fastest bike I've ridden would be an R1 or a CBR 929...those things are fast and made my old Ninja feel like a shopping cart.I gave up on Sort bikes after a couple of near-misses and rode Harley's until I sold my last one in '01.Heights have never particularily bothered me and I've been in some precarious spots with work....Having said that,fear is a strange thing.I find that the older I get,the less nerve I have for certain activities.For instance,last summer 4 friends and I set out in our sea Kayaks for a three mile open crossing in the bay of fundy to a series of islands.As we prepared for the trip I found myself getting increasingly nervous.Now in this group I was the least experienced in open water,but I'm a pretty good paddler with good skills, a strong roll and I'm a very confident swimmer.All that aside,halfway across I started really getting freaked out.It was completely irrational and I can only chalk it up to the ugly feeling of vulnerability.To make matters worse,the seas came up on the trip home and I struggled with that nagging panic.Fortunately I kept it together and got through it but as a result I haven't been in open water in my Kayak since and have no plans to.
I don't think any of us is truely fearless.Some push boundries alot farthur than others but I have to imagine we all have our "thing"...........Interesting topic tacotoe.