Main Motorcycle: 2008 Bonneville Black
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Fountain City, WI
Other Motorcycle: Spousal 2009 Bonnie Black
I had a life-changing epiphany watching some train spotters a few years ago. They were friendly guys, happy to share what they were up to. When some train went by, they all got excited and ran around taking pictures. The epitome of nerdiness.
It really struck me, what am I into that isn't silly? Why is it silly to get excited by a train, but cool to be excited by a rare bird? I get into the thrill of manuevering the bike around corners. Really? I get off on centrifical force? That's silly. Why is an Ariel 4 cool? No, being into old bikes is silly too. You're into riding a heavy cruiser on interstates, or a trike? Why not, just another silly thing.
None of it matters, but none of it is doing any harm, so why do I look down on some of it? Little of anything the rest of us do is any better.
Pretty obvious to anyone that paid attention in kindergarten, but it hit me later in life.