I don't think so....for minimum coverage on my bike for a 19 year old rider, it's $231 for the ENTIRE year. Even upping it to maximum everything, it still is under $1000 for the year. (Note....I ride a 28 year old bike, if you're riding a brand new Ducati or Hayabusa, your costs are probably going to be a lot higher...)
Yes and no. If you hit something, you're dead for sure. However, if the bike slides out from under you, and you are just sliding on the road, a helmet and good jacket give you a pretty good chance of walking away without serious injuries.
I'm not American. We have different insurance. I don't know any numbers, but my boss literally was licensed this past weekend and talked about how expensive it is relative to him driving his 'burban.
*You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
*Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
I read that article. It's an interesting concept but it seems uncomfortable and not very functional for distance riding. I was interested in the name of MBTI, of viewing the number of SPs who would respond to this thread. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, that I share Gray's sentiments.
I think that there are a lot of Introverts who enjoy cycle riding. How many ways can you travel hundreds of miles in the company of others without having to speak?
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer