Tuesday, January 06, 2009

It's a Two Wheel Thing.

As some of you might have guessed, I like to ride. Before I could ride on two wheels I pushed two wheels. My mom tells me stories of how I'd push my brother's 20"er everywhere. I guess it made me feel like I was riding or something. Tricycles and training wheels weren't my thing either so the first chance I got, I dug into my Dad's toolbox when he was at work and yanked those suckers off the 16" hard plastic wheeled bike I got for Christmas. I learned to ride that very same day. I was 4 and I remember that moment like it was yesterday.

Oh I've had a few distractions over the years, a Big Wheel, homemade go-karts with wheels boosted from baby carriages, unicycles, fast cars and women. They're not the same. On the other hand, my Harley is. After all, it's got two wheels! We've all heard the endless cliches about the freedom riding gives us through all those Harley Ads but you know what? They're all true. So screw it, let's ride!

8 comments:

Chris Pszeniczny said...

Sweet!

tazio said...

In the same vein, check this out.

John P. said...

Thanks for the link Tazio. That was a great read. That guy obviously appreciates the finer things in life. CNN did a story on tv just the other day about Harleys in Cuba.

John P. said...

Oh, and thanks for letting me push your bike around back then Tazio.

tazio said...

hahaha

what was it, a Roll Fast? That bike was great--thick steel, shiny red paint job. Quality.

John P. said...

Yes, it was the Rollfast! They were great bikes. In fact, my first real bike I bought, using my first holy communion money, was a Rollfast.

That's another blog entry though. :)

John P. said...

http://thelongride.blogspot.com/2008/04/remember-your-first-bike.html if you missed it.

John P. said...

Bonus points to anyone that can tell me what's wrong with the Screw It picture in this blog entry.