Ok...I'm in my early 20's...I've wanted to ride since late elementary school, ever since my brother's friend (in highschool at that time) pulled up in his little YSR. I wanted to get my license a few years back, but the thing is, my parent's are totally against the idea of riding a bike. Being the protective parents that they are.
I've signed up for training at Action and plan to get my license, just to prove to myself that I could do it. As for getting my bike, I don't know if I should anymore. I had a talk with my parents about bikes, but avoided giving them the idea that I was even planning on getting my license or bike.
Before, someone goes on ranting about being young, spoiled, and a momma's boy, I don't live under my parent's roof anymore, I live with my girlfriend, which might as well be my wife since we've been together for so long.....errr...whatever you wanna call it. I've worked for myself since grade 8, bought my own car at the end of highscool after slaving away on weekends and afterschool for so many years. But, I'm afraid of being disowned, or hated by my parents making this decision. As a couple of years ago, my friend was killed in a motorcycle accident and my mom scolded me for even wanting to ride. It scared her, and sure as hell scared me 'cause after that, I thought I'd never want to ride either. But the urge suddenly came on back and came strong, I have a strong urge to want to ride really bad.
Sorry for the incoherent rambling, but for those that have gone through, or are going through what I am, what did you do? I love my parents and don't want to piss them off. But I keep telling myself, it's my life and I have needs and wants. I plan to ride safe (as in no trix/stunts, I just want to ride for the love of riding), but there's always the risk of some other moron on the street drinking or driving, etc..... Doesn't this scare you guys/girls (the ones that already ride)? So many of you here ride on the tracks, do stunts and such...aren't you scared of the "what if's?"