Friday, August 29, 2008

Hit and Run

That is right boys and girls riding a motorcycle is dangerous , any one riding who thinks otherwise needs to be smacked on the head.

Even though our favorite hobby is what it is we try not to think of that part of the equation since that would defeat the purpose of riding by adding paranoia and fear.

I can't help but wonder however that this summer in particular has had more than it's share of accidents involving bikers that I know. One was hit by a bus (Mostly damage to the bike) , One hit a dog (Bike damage and some injury), One swerved away from a car and fell (damage to the bike and two months so far in the Hospital), and One got hit by a drunk driver (Minor damage to the bike only).

That last one was me last night when this driver sneaked up behind me through my blind spot and nudged me hitting the left side saddle bag . We were riding in a group of 11 bikers at the time and when he was surrounded he pulled over. We discovered he was drunk, took his keys and called the police. He then got in his car ( We thought he was just going to sit ) and then started it up (probably from a spare key) and ran off. I spent three hours at the police station with two good friends, then went home arriving around 3:00 am.

Welcome to my Journals......

Ever since I have been traveling on two wheels I haven't written any thing down regarding where I went, who I saw, or how I did it.

Most of my travels are with friend who I thank for letting me tag along, learn, and grow.

This journal will have two aspects the first a record of my future travels, and maybe some back dated ones. And the other will be my thoughts about traveling on a motorcycle, what gear I have tried, and what methods I feel are the best for traveling.

Please feel free to drop me a note regarding motorcycle travel, I will be happy to reply.