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It’s late…
I’m tired…

So let’s get right to the point.

WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLES

A very close friend was hit by someone doing a U-turn in Round Lake.
She said “I didn’t see you.”

A man was hit and killed near Clifton Park.
The boy driving didn’t see him.

A new member of our motorcycle club was rear ended.
The man didn’t see him.

A friend of mine back home posted her co-worker got a call Tuesday that her husband was killed on his motorcycle.
(I don’t know the details)

We were almost hit earlier this evening.
He wasn’t looking.

Motorcycles are EVERYWHERE!!
Open your eyes and LOOK!!
Open your ears and LISTEN!!


Look twice – save a life.
Because one day it could be mine.

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My bike & I in Montreal, Canada - Picture courtesy of Michael T. Henry Photography

I rode my motorcycle today for the first time in about a year and a half.  I think the reason I haven’t ridden is because I am a algophobiac.

Algophobiac

Algophobia is the fear of extreme pain.  I’m also a trypanophiobiac, but that’s another blog all by itself….  Anyway, last year when I took my bike out for the first time, I dumped it.  Not badly, but enough that when I felt it start to fall, I thought I could hold it up.  HUGE mistake because I pulled all the muscles in my shoulders.  So because of this, I was a bit reluctant to get back on my bike this season.  But today, I did it!!
I didn’t ride it far, but I accomplished one of my biggest problem areas on the bike.  Turning from a stop has been the most difficult thing for me on my bike.  The reason is because my bike is VERY top-heavy and the center of gravity is very high.  I rode around a neighborhood development for about half and hour, around and around, stopping and going…  The landscapers and roofers probably thought I was nuts!  All in all it was a good ride because I didn’t drop the bike, and I am slowly starting to feel confident again.  I think figuring out that my front brake is VERY touchy is part of the culprit to my fear.  As soon as I touch it, it brakes and wants to pull the wheel to the side, which will tip the bike….  Now that I am aware of the problem, hopefully this will help me to be more confident in my riding.  Hopefully I can keep my algophobic fears at bay!!

What are you afraid of?  What phobias do you have?

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