Life in general can be extremely demanding, and as someone who works in what can occasionally be an incredibly corporate environment, I absolutely understand that sacrifice and prioritization are necessary characteristics of a functional adult. I have a huge amount of respect for the man who sells his bike for a couple of years so that he can make ends meet and provide for his family. There are definitely more important things out there than motorcycles, but there are also some very compelling reasons to stay connected to the sport. I would argue that the physical and mental benefits of riding a motorcycle off road are greater than any other activity on the planet. Even if your work or personal life has kept you off the bike for a while, you can still receive huge doses of enjoyment, stimulation, and motivation from reading magazines or attending races as a spectator. Heck, I’m even supportive of riders who sell their dirt bikes and end up getting into mountain bike riding, or trail running, or target shooting. These are all worthwhile activities that will provide similar benefits to riding motorcycles. The thing that should be avoided, and what I believe I was picking up on from Mr. Corporate at the gas pump, is taking everything that you are passionate about and giving up on it entirely—and, by extension, yourself.