Alright guys here's my dilemma... I'm a sophomore in college, and I'd really like to get a bike. I'll be co-opping for the spring and summer this year, so I should be able to afford one soon. The problem: The parents are totally against it for safety reasons. I'm very laid back - I'm not gonna do anything stupid, and they know that, they're worried about everyone else on the road. I understand their concern, but I go to school in a college town in the middle of nowhere, there's not a whole lot of traffic if you avoid happy hour, and plenty of windy backroads to learn on. I'm not looking for a 1000cc beast, I'd be taking the MSF, and I'd have the best gear. I've told them all of this. My dad simply sees it as a physics problem, big car + little bike = hospital. I understand there are risks, that's life. If I were completely on my own I'd be all over it, but I have to take into consideration that they really help me out a lot with school. If I went out and did it they wouldn't stop helping, but I'm not sure if I should pull that - I respect their opinion. Whatcha guys think? Do it? Don't do it? Why??