Showing posts with label Kawasaki. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kawasaki. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Sunday Morning Hero

It's getting really close to the end of the year and I feel like I made some forward progress in 2012.
Nobody in their right mind is going to mistake me for a biker, but I am firmly on the "guy who owns a motorcycle" side of the fence.
It's nice that a few people have even seemed to understand that it's not a sign of mid-life crisis.  I don't think it is.
It's not.
You know what? I worked hard this year. Maybe physically harder than I've ever worked in news.
I got to cover some great assignments this year, but the overtime and travel always seems to take me away from what I want to do.
Plus, not all of it was voluntary, but it all goes with the job and I still love the job.
So, I spend a great deal of time working long days.
A couple hours a day, a few days a week. Ka-ching, it adds up, but it also takes a toll.
Not being able to do everything I want in the time I have available, never means I shouldn't or can't do some things.
For at least a decade, I've been telling anybody who would listen what I wanted: I wanted to learn how to ride. I wanted to have my motorcycle license. I wanted to own a motorcycle.
Heh-heh, on those three points, check, check and check.
So, now I get to enjoy the benefits of my efforts.
The garage opens, I pull out the bike. I start it up and ride off. I still have a ways to go, but so far you gotta know: It. Feels. Awesome.