So I did a thing in 2018, I got back on a motorcycle. I had been very fearful of riding a bike solo on The Dragon and gave up riding bikes in 2011 after a couple crashes that were beyond my control. After years of thinking I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, maybe…just maybe I was in the right place at the right time. Without having been through those accidents I wouldn’t be the person I am today. It’s helping me become a stronger person than I was before. So instead of having hate for what I went through, I am now thankful for what happened to me. Holding that amount of hate and fear wasn’t doing me any good and it feels so good to start letting all those feelings go.
After getting the Benelli last year, I’ve slowly started getting back into it, riding a little here and there on nearby roads, with lots of encouragement from family and friends. I have an amazing support system, I love each and everyone of you.
A Sunday afternoon was the day to take the next step. I had been “waiting” for the perfect time and conditions..in other words I feel like I was just making excuses. After riding around Fontana and back into Robbinsville with my friend Sarah, I knew it was time to take that next step.
We set off up the hill into the Dragon, with Darryl in the truck leading the way and Sarah following on her R6, I knew as long as I could see the truck in front and pink helmet in my mirror, that I would be ok. As I get more seat time the confidence will come back, it’s been a few years after all.
I wanted to film/record it for myself, but after reviewing it that night, I knew I wanted to put it out there. If it helps one person know that it’s ok to be afraid, ok to cry, and if you want to accomplish something you can do it. Believe in yourself and anything is possible.
So here’s the video, ride along with me on this adventure and hopefully many more!