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Adventure

Friday, May 12, 2006
This is my plan for this weekend:
  1. Board a plane and fly to the Bay area.
  2. See friends.
  3. Pick up 23-year old motorcycle.
  4. Examine aforementioned motorcycle.
  5. Ride around San Francisco.
  6. Attempt to ride motorcycle from San Fransico to Portland, 100 miles at a time.
  7. Arrive home safely?
The motorcycle in question is a 1983 Honda VT500 Ascot, a motorcycle that I've actually owned the twin of. I know little about this particular bike, though, except that it's been beat up a lot.

There are many, many things that can go wrong on a motorcycle trip. There are many, many bad choices that can be made. Some of those include:
  1. Ride a long trip on a motorcycle you don't know.
  2. Riding on a motorcycle with a questionable maintenance history.
  3. Riding alone.
  4. Riding on a long trip after a period of not riding.
Yes, dear readers, all of the above are true. This is a trip I'm anxious about; it has the potential to be a lot of fun, but it includes a pretty high risk-factor as well. The possible consequences of a problem on the road include:
  1. Death.
  2. Death.
  3. Death.
  4. Paralysis.
  5. Brain damage.
  6. Scuffs and scrapes.
  7. Severe inconvenience.
Keep your fingers crossed, dear readers... I want to make it home in one piece.

3 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

A) Linky no worky

b) fuckin awesome. I hope you arrive in one piece and have a good adventure.

11:11 AM, May 12, 2006  
Anonymous mal said...

Have a safe trip HUGS

6:59 PM, May 12, 2006  
Blogger JonTheDoc said...

It would probably be a bad idea for me to bring up the fact that if I still lived in the area, I'd be a back-up rescue plan.

That would just make everyone uncomfortable.

6:43 AM, May 13, 2006  

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