Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Ride Like a Kid!

That's what my MSF BRC instructor told us. He explained further..."When little boys and girls hop on a bike, they don't think of every little thing. They just ride and have fun."

The more I think about it, the safer they are as well. They don't dwell on brake pressure or perfect shifting. They just ride; have fun; enjoy the exhilaration of riding. Older riders, like myself, tend to concentrate on the individual items. It can be a constant battle. We are taught in life that in order to solve a problem, it must be broken down into pieces and examined. The pieces are then fixed, thus the larger problem is rectified.

Kids don't see that. They hop on and ride. Wouldn't motorcycle riding and life in general be more pleasant and enjoyable if we would learn a thing or two from these young 'uns?

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