Hi, I just started taking up riding and was wondering of everyone's experiences with family/friend reactions to it. Ironically I got 'the talk' the day before i was going to buy the bike, but in short I'm going to end up a cripple/vegetable and my family is going to have to look after me for the rest of their [now ruined] lives. Also, they feel that I'm telling them to shove all the all the work that they spent on me to try and get me the best start in life right up their arses. My dad feels cheated and used and ultimately dissapointed. There's more but that's the main thing, and I'm sure i'm not the only one going through this. And I really do understand.. and it wrecks me to make them feel this way.