Saturday, 19 November 2011

Young and the Wreckless

I must admit I haven't always been this sensible and together. Although there is probably quite a bit of debate out there whether I am either of the two.

Some of my colleagues have at times questioned my sanity as I race out in all weathers running or on my bike.

However in my past one of the most exhilerating and dangerous times were when I was out on my Honda 350 motorbike as mentioned in Men and their Motors.

As fun as it was owning a motorbike I count myself rather fortunate to be still here. Like many other bikers I probably took a few too many risks. I have skidded on wet and greasy roads, hit gravel on bends and found myself at the mercy of other motorists.

Along with the dangerous experiences I had a lot of fun riding my 350 in the summer months with a gentle breeze blowing on my face. I had a particularly enjoyable 3 days with my cousin, Gerard touring in the South Island when I was in my early 20's.

By the time I hit my 30's my motorbike days were behind me as I began to realise that I'd had a charmed life to this point and I wanted to continue that life a bit longer.

Apologies for the blurry photo but it's old and I had to get it on to my digital camera.


Gerard's bike on the left, mine on the right


6 comments:

Lea said...

Yes, I have to be honest I don't get how you can be out in the pouring rain running and cycling. I do admire you for your dedication!

I can't picture you out on a motorbike!

Ellie said...

I admire you for getting up and going running and cycing in all sorts of weather. That definately is dedication. I certainly couldn't do it.

Don't unplug your hub said...

I find myself yearning for a motorbike again. Strange that, because I'm well past my midlife crisis!

Anonymous said...

Nice motorbike. -James Bright

Anonymous said...

u look funny
chris

Paul said...

It was fun to ride, James. Thanks for commenting on my blog.