Two Wheel Tale

I can’t understand
some people, man.

It seems like they’re all
about trying something
until you give em the
chance,
and then —
” Well, I’d Better Not…” 

You can interpet this
little blurb as having
something to do with
life, sex, or motorcycling..

— anything, really.

But in this case,
it’s motorcycling.

(There could be
something else,
in the background,
though-

you never know
around here
just how deep
we’ll go down
into the proverbial
rabbit hole ….. )

For months now,
I’ve been hearing my
gym buddy Big D talking
about how he couldn’t wait
for nice weather so he could
learn to ride a motorcycle.

And a couple weeks back,
he had borrowed
my spare helmet and gloves,
and also rented a bike
to learn on.

He had a beauty
all picked out to buy
once he passed his class
and got his license. 

( I was actually kinda
jealous, because I haven’t
bought a new motorcycle
in half a decade or so.
I dearly love the sleds
that I already own,
but the Coolidge Effecta
works with choppers,
too, ya know. )

So anyhoo —
His class was last weekend,
and guess what.

He gave me back my
helmet and gloves and
told me he would not
be riding a motorcycle
in the near or
foreseeable future.

Apparently, he thought
turning a bike at speed
was a simple matter
of turning the handlebars.
And he kept trying that
until he ran into
the instructor.

OOOpsie.

I dunno if he
scared himself
or just the
instructor/examiner,
but an agreement
was quickly undertaken
that Big D would
stick to vehicles
with four wheels.

So, I guess he can
still say he ‘tried’ it.

But, assuming there is no
technique or learning curve
involved in riding a motorcycle
is what I think got him in the end.

He’s got one of those fancy
‘drives itself when you’re
not paying attention’ kinda
cars …….

That just don’t translate
to motorcycles, man —

And I hope it never does.

!!!!! HOY !!!!!

.
vroom

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4 thoughts on “Two Wheel Tale

  1. Poor Big D! 😦
    But, I ‘m with you…I hope it never does!
    Sad here…in the news in the past week…two separate accidents…two men killed while riding their motorcycles. 😦
    Love that last pin-up you shared!
    HUGS!!!

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