"The final measure of any rider's skill is the inverse ratio of his preferred Traveling Speed to the number of bad scars on his body. It is that simple: If you ride fast and crash, you are a bad rider. And if you are a bad rider, you should not ride motorcycles."
- Hunter S. Thompson, Song of The Sausage Creature
" First, a word on motorcycle safety: If you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see (or hear) you in order for you to be safe -- to see (or hear) you, and to give a **** -- you've already blown it."
- Neal Stephenson, 'Zodiac' (parentheticals are mine)