Another thing that helps me to feel better about it is imagining what it would be like if other domesticated animals chased me on my motorcycle. Just think if chickens, rather than panicking and running away, flew at your hands like the feathered velociraptors they are, trying to rip your fingers off. Or what if horses were known to rear up and aim for your helmet, trying to kick you over with their hooves? Imagine if livestock—sheep, goats, cows, etc.—felt threatened and tried to take out your wheels, head-butting them at full speed. How routinely terrifying it would be if feral barn cats were just waiting to pounce around every tree and fence post.