Wednesday, November 7, 2012


As some of you may know, I really like cars and motorcycles and stuff. For the last year or so, I've made it an actual plan to get my motorcycle license after my mission, get good safety gear, and invest in a used beginner bike, like a Kawasaki Ninja 250 or something. (They're slow, cheap, and reliable.)

Here's an example of a Ninja 250 on for $1000.
I got hooked on the idea of having a bike when I rode my friend's Ninja around the church parking lot. It was awesome (not to use the term lightly). I can really only compare the experience to a dream I had where I was riding a motorcycle across an open desert at night, just man and machine, traveling over the land.... Anyways, it's a lot of fun. If you ever get the chance to ride one, take it.

But David, aren't motorcycles dangerous? Yes, but I think it's worth it. Driving a car, flying in a plane, and riding a bike are all dangerous, too. It is often said: "You're going to die. Question is, are you going to live first?" Kinda cheesy, I know. But really, with a good quality helmet, riding jacket, and gloves, your chances of survival in a crash go up dramatically. (I always cringe when I see people riding in Utah without a helmet.) Point is, I'm going to get safe gear, ride defensively, and enjoy life.

Also, I really like motorcycle aesthetics. Here are some of my favorites:

This style of bike is a "cafe racer." They have really cool history behind them.
Moving pieces of art, in my opinion.

This is an "adventure" style bike. These are the kind that people will often take
around the world.
And finally, fear itself. This is a Ducati Monster 1100. My dream bike.
Well, there you go. Motorcycles are cool.


Katie Lewis said...

I must say, I rode on a motorcycle one time with a friend and it was SO FUN.

Patricia said...

aka Murdercycle. That's all I have to say. Love you!

Nathan said...

When I worked at the fire department I heard tons of stories from the other firefighters and EMTs about motorcycle injuries and how common and how bad they are. There are fun to ride but you will die. Or get your pant leg stuck in the wheel stuff and get the chain all tangled up.

Bryan Lewis said...

I think it would be cool to ride a motorcycle. I never have. :(

But I did see a patient at work who was in a motorcycle crash. Luckily he was wearing a helmet, or else he would have died. A car crashed into him and he flew off and landed head-first into the concrete median. He smashed his brain and his eyes are all wonky now. Like, they point different directions. So he wears some funky looking prisms in his glasses so he doesn't see double anymore. It was really neat and interesting to see, but really sad for him. He was only 30 or something.