There have been some good posts on this here. Stevie, don't take these things as an attack. There might be more non-drinkers here on this forum, but that just could be because the drinkers are out partyin' it up rather than talking about it on the internet.
I'm a convert myself, after doing some really stupid things behind the wheel of a car in my younger years. Now I can just be thankful that nothing bad happened and try to make it right from here. I'm not against some casual beers, but theres a definite limit when I ride or drive. If I drink more than a couple, its at home. If we really go out and tear it up, we get a cab home. +
I had to seperate myself from a group of friends that I used to ride with because I couldn't justify some of the things that went on. Dropping bikes in the driveway, hearing things like "I can drink all the liquor I want when its cold out because I'll sober up when I get back on the bike." One guy went down and came close to dying. I shifted my respect from the guys who could drink a barrell of beer and still ride to those who could stand up to all that pressure to fit in and say "I'll just have a Coke." That took more courage than riding drunk with the guys I knew.