But so so so worth it! What do you ride?
Not to mention that moving furniture is damn deadly too! Apparently 15 Americans are crushed to death moving their furniture every year! BAN THE COUCH!
I absolutely agree. I used to ride sport bikes (mostly Suzuki) but I'm old now and my knees and back are shot (product of a few ill-advised get-offs) and I have to wear a bracelet that warns EMTs that I'm missing an internal organ. (In case they need to know, I guess.) These days I ride a Harley touring model. I figure I'll keep riding for as long as my body lets me.
When daughter was still in daycare, I had to rush home from work to switch over to the truck so I could pick her up. The logistics were complicated and I ended up traveling part of the route multiple times. One time she asked me why I rode the motorcycle? I said imagine a roller coaster that starts at your house and ends at your work, and you get to ride it every day.
The point is, it's all about managed risk. If the benefit is great enough, the risk might be worth it, and/or there might be reasonable ways to mitigate the risk. Nuclear power has its disadvantages, but you don't have to dam rivers or burn coal, and it makes a lot of energy, even at night when there's no wind. There are ways to do it wrong, but there's ways to do anything wrong.
I didn't know that about moving furniture. I *did* bolt the bookcases to the wall studs, because I had nightmares of the kid trying to climb them and tipping one over. But she never did.
What do you ride?