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Mike’s Motorbike

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on May. 17, 2005

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What a feeling.

I met my friend Mike the other evening for coffee, then we were going to head to a movie.  We were on the wrong side of downtown, and he’d just bought a new helmet for his motorbike.

“So, you wanna ride?”

“Hell yeah!”

Mike’s had his bike for many years, but this is the first time he’s ever had a passenger.  I think we were both a little nervous.  OK, I think he was slightly hesitant, and I was damn near freaked.

What’s it like?  It’s like lying on the hood of a car, pointed forward, your head slightly in front of the grill, looking down the street as individual pebbles and bumps whiz by.  It’s like taking off down a runway, with your seat strapped on to the outside of the plane instead of the inside.  It’s like sitting in a vibrating massage chair that just happens to be traveling at 50 km per hour.

Oh yes, it’s a little scary, too.

We made it to Tinseltown in one piece, and saw “Millions.” The film was excellent, but I liked the motorcycle ride better.  Thanks, Mike!



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