Well I finally talked to my dad after his 2nd big bike wreck in his 2-wheeling career (as in multiple broken bones and long hospital stays). He is finally calling it quits with bikes after over 30 years of riding. My Dad said that if there had been a telephone pole or a post where he wrecked, he would have been dead. As it is he has a fractured upper arm, broken shoulder, and (as the doctor put it) too many cracked ribs to count. Luckily he has always believed in good riding equipment. I think that after almost losing his leg about 15 years ago in another wreck, finally did it for him. He has decided to hang up his helmet and sell off everything bike related he has to try and pay off all the medical bills and hopefully have enough for another gun. That makes me wonder, what would it take for you any for you to give up riding? I know some here would only quit when they die, but I bet a lot (including me) would give up after at least one pretty bad wreck. Watching all that money go down the toilet (with both the bike and all the hospital bills) would be pretty hard to take, especially knowing there is a chance for it to happen again. Both my brother and I are going to continue riding. I have yet to have a really bad wreck and my brother has had only one in his 20 years of riding (he started when he was 9), although it has left him with a bum knee for life (stupid hill-jack ran a red light and T-boned him).