Philosophy and Motorcycles

Philosophy and motorcycles are two of my favorite things in life. This blog will be bits of wisdom gleaned from a misspent youth and an adventurous dotage. People who like/love wisdom or motorcycles, classic or modern versions of either, are welcome to visit and comment.

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I have been married to the same lovely woman for decades. We have one son, two cats, and live in rural Wisconsin, USA. I ride and rebuild motorcycles, and I am semi-retired. Favorite bikes are Yamaha XS650, FJ1200 and Ducati 900SS. My wife is a home care nurse. I am a Myers-Briggs INTP. She is ESFJ. Our son works at the Apple store in downtown SF and is teaching English as a second language in San Francisco, no grandchildren.

Monday, June 26, 2006

OH DEER!

Whew! I got my aerobic exercise tonight. I was returning from town, downhill right sweeper turn, when a deer came out of the woods to my left. It was running from my left and heading forward and right. My thanks to the powers that be. I missed hitting it by an inch. All the hard braking exercises paid off. This is as close as I have come to wrecking in a long time. It brings some thoughts to mind.

While I am not a fan of street or backroad racing I do like riding at a sporting pace. To do that and survive it is good to practice, from time to time, emergency situations. Tonight there was no time to think. My first reaction had to be the right one and without practice I would not have made the correct choice. Luck helps, but it is not dependable. Practice, practice, practice.

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