I second guess every time I ride. I have 2 little girls I still very much intend on raising. However I just use that to keep my mind in the ride and everything around me. I do not kid myself about the risk I am taking. I ride with every ounce of safety I can muster. However there is one phrase I heard that many likely have that keeps me from living in fear:
Well since I cannot find it or remember it I will have my own spin on it.
I choose to live and experience life, rather to wait in fear to arrive safely at deaths door.
I have everything to live for and choose to do so. Next time you find yourself at the zoo… look into the eyes of the animals we keep behind bars and caged. Notice the dim that had befallen their spirits.