The Motorcycle Fight

Cynthia Dermody

motorcycle safetyMy husband and I live about five miles from a nuclear power plant.

This is his main argument for why he should be allowed to have a motorcycle. He says if the plant blows, the streets will be clogged with cars during the mass exodus. On a bike, he'll be able to leave work quickly, collect the kids, and, weaving in and out of the logjam, head north.

Never mind where he'd actually put a 6 and 4 year old on a bike as he's speeding to safety at 100 mph. And I guess I'm left hailing a cab because I don't figure into his little disaster scenario at all.

The point is, my thrill-seeking husband just wants a bike. I say over my dead body. Literally. I remember a tragic accident from my youth.

Also, a good friend of mine worked as an emergency room physician for a spell. You don't want to hear the stories my friend tells about people who get in motorcycle accidents.



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