Motorcycles and Me:

Its been a while since I updated this page. Most of the links are broken.

Motorcycles are a very big part of my life. I'd like to be able to explain them to you, but its kind of hard to put in words. It has been said, " If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand." Generally, this is very true. When I was 17, I bought a leather jacket. I'm not the type of person to wear a leather jacket to make a fashion statement. In fact, I usually try to avoid making " status-quo " statements. At the time, my parents were dead set against my getting a bike. I wasn't about to let the money I spent on that jacket go to waste, and there was no way I was going to wear it without a helmet. (and a bike)

I passed the test to get a learner's permit, and it wasn't long before I found a bike that I liked. I showed it to my Dad who also liked it. A couple of weeks later, I had my bike, and my Dad had a motorcycle learner's permit. :-)

We took the MSF course together, and I took my test a little while later. As of right now, my Dad has his motorcycle license, as does my younger brother!

I'm not sure why I bought my first bike, but I know why I bought the rest! There's nothing quite like watching the road swim lazily beneath your tires as you lean back in the saddle, listening to the powerful throbbing of the exaust note; or hugging the tank, sliding off to the side of the bike, twisting the throttle more and more, leaning through a curve, as the road *GIF* flashes by, inches from your leg.

If you've experienced either one of these feelings, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If not, I highly recommend you try it for yourself. As long as you excersize caution and common sense, we can always use another motorcyclist.

Motorcycling clubs and organizations:

Well, Burke Breneman, a New York State MSF Chief Instructor invited me to become an MSF instructor, but I just didn't have time to take the training courses... Maybe one of these days when I get some time, I can fit it in... Right now though, the only motorcycling organization I'm in is the Denizens of Doom Motorcycle Club.

If all this sounds interesting, click here to go to the home page of Ravi Narayan, one of the finest motorcycling related home pages I've come across. (You'll find a lot of DoD stuff here too...)

I used to have the "Denizens of Doom Motorcycle Club" above link to the DoD FAQ, but I've replaced it with Cameron Simpson's excellent DoD page. However, since I am after all, the KotWitDoDFAQ, it'd probably be negligent of me to not have a pointer to it somewhere on my pages. It that's what you're after, point yerself right here.

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