motorcycling grabbed my fancy as a young lad for reasons that had nothing to do with machines really. it allowed proximity to fuel (huffing which got me high). it introduced me to speed and the adrenaline rush. then there was the cool cred that got me laid easy.
probably why it didn't last long as a hobby or passion cuz i realized i didn't really need motorcycles to get any of them.
more than twenty years later i'm back to playing with motorcycles but today i'm not chasing anything. i'm however curiously exploring what started as a functional mode of travel in the mountains to see what lies down that rabbit hole.
this is a space to document my observations of this playful and adventurous exploration of motorcycling in the mud, cuz who doesn't like to get down and dirty?
- why i spin my wheels in the mud
- why you ought to get muddy
- riding solo is not lonely
- play together for twice the fun
- falling is the fun part
- helping others is the real game
- toys don't improve your game
- clean up the playground
- play with a safety net
- push the red line
- play against each other
- playing for keeps
- inviting newbies to play
- wanna ride with me?
If you are prepared to accept the responsibility of your own actions, then motorcycling can be both safe and thrilling. Riding is an art as well as a craft and no amount of explanation can take the place of experience.