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Of flying.

So tonight, I had my very first ride on a motorcycle, courtesy of the ever-sweet Joshua. So glorious! Girded with borrowed leather armor and helmet, I hopped on his trusty steed, and we zoomed around Silver Spring and parts north. The feel of wind whipping past me...ah, just like my dreams of flying! That wondrous rush of movement. Over hills, around twists and turns, sinuous and sleek and sultry - simply stunning. The feel of the position was very similar to the one time I rode a horse, actually, so I accommodated bumps fairly easily after awhile. I do have to work on my ability to keep my position, however. There were a few unfortunate times when I bumped my helmet into his at a sudden slow down, and often I shifted forward and ended up pushing him further forward then was particularly comfortable. (Oops...)

But, ah, what a glorious way to spend part of an evening. Highly recommended.

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thewronghands
Aug. 24th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
The way to avoid the helmet-crack, I've found, is to drop your weight into your hips and push back from your toes. That aids the leaning-back-when-stopping rather than the pushing-forward-when-stopping.

I am sort of halfway considering getting a motorcycle, but am still not sure if it's a good idea or not. But zoom!
jalenstrix
Aug. 24th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
[nod nod] I figured out the pushing-back-with-toes maneuver after awhile, but I'll keep the dropping-weight-to-hips for next time. Meanwhile, I'm fairly sure you would love owning a motorcycle (zoom + freedom + light travel + more zoom = Raven, in my head), but I've no idea about the practicality of it.
stormking
Aug. 24th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah
Riding on a motorcycle is highly fun, the wind and the open air are kinda like flying. I miss it so some days.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 28th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
bout time
"The feel of wind whipping past me...ah, just like my dreams of flying! That wondrous rush of movement."

Duh.

Go get one, and ride summers with me.

-Ross
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