Friday, March 18, 2011
Is Riding Like Downhill Skiing?
Last year I wrote about we who ride on two wheels being in a subset of the population. This man is in a subset too and judging by what he said and his smile while saying it he enjoys his sport very much.
When I mentioned to him that I ride a motorcycle and that there are some similarities with regard to danger but also a big fun-factor he got serious. He talked about how dangerous motorcycles are and gave a few examples of accidents. You know how that conversation goes.
I'm not boasting by any means. My chicken strips are big (big chicken strips = big chicken). And I'm not suggesting for anyone to take corners faster than their level of experience. Let's face it, most motorcycle accidents happen on the curves so we should be good at cornering.
Then I had the thought that an advanced riding class might be in order. Maybe that's what the gentleman at the Bible study was saying. Riding is dangerous and a healthy reminder of that fact every so often is good. It helps keep things in perspective instead of slipping into a false sense of security.
Do you have any training classes in your plans this riding season?