Saturday, September 19, 2009

So It Begins...

Now that I am officially 50,  what do I do with it?  I still have faults, fears and beliefs -- but how they have changed over the years.  Also at this crossroad I am still looking for new adventures.  The one desire that has hit me stronger than any other at this point is getting back on to a motorcycle.   I will shortly dust off my skills at riding and try it again,  Since it has been 25 years since I have been on a bike,  I will take the time to take a safety course and spend some time practicing before I put it up on two wheels.  In short, a lot more involved now due to my age and the caution of maturity. 

My first experience with a motorcycle was when I was 13.  A friend and I took the dirt bike that was in his garage to a nearby field and tried it out.  I got on the bike,  spun the throttle and popped the clutch which led to the most beautiful 25 yard wheelie ever.  While I had the front wheel up in the air, I could not figure out how to get it back down -- it never occurred to me to let off on the gas.  So,  I just let go of the handlebar and promptly slid off the back of the bike and onto the dirt as gravity kicked in.   I count that has my mandatory crash experience since I got a little road rash and broke a brake handle.

So as I start this and other adventures of my life at this point,  I will be documenting them here for the terminally bored and those with insomnia.  I am doing this after reading and being inspired by a man who goes by the nom de plume of "Old Guy",  check out his writings here . He was 61 when he started,  so by comparison I am just a pupp.

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