OTR truck driver, so before every trip and often during stops here and there............. Pilot, so you'd think I'd fail one for the slightest thing and I rode a badly dry rotted set of tires............. a few hundred times on several different bikes and have had my share of blow-outs.
Do I check every little thing? YES
Do I ride when I shouldn't? Sadly, YES... The only thing I can say is that I know what to expect.
In truth, the younger I get, the less I take those little chances, but I'm still guilty.
"There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can."
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it."
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."