Calling 911 definitely takes the shine off of a ride.
I used to ride with a group of friends in the Air Force.
After the 2nd crash, I decided I wouldn't ride with those
guys any more, and have been largely riding by myself since.
It sounds absolutely horrible, elitist, smug, etc. to say, but a lot
of folks on motorbikes are just not very good riders. (Not that I'm
the next Hailwoood or Rossi, either!)
On the plus side, motorcycle education has improved by leaps and bounds
since I learned to ride in the 1970s. Newly licensed riders at least have a
basic tool kit to work from - which I'm certain has saved lives.