On a side note, I was not excluding myslef. I have never laid a tire on a track and I fall into the 80 that hasn't come close to using the full potential of any of my bikes. Don't get me wrong, the sides of my tire have just a hair line of untouched rubber adn I can wheelie pretty well (stand up included) but that don't mean shit. I just try to have fun and give credit where credit is due.
My newest motyo I live by I think I heard it here, "If you can't aford to fix it, then don't do it". That and an even more compelling reason is I have eveything thing to live for, my daughter and wife.
Be safe and remember, you love ones ride along with you when your out in the road. Everything you do you puit them thought as well.
I just love to ride, I don't care if it's a Shadow, CBR600RR, F2, R6, R1, Busa, Harley, ...... We are united by two wheels adn that's one thing we all share and have in common.