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|Some things, like love and substance abuse, everybody has to learn for themselves, the hard way. The wise man says, 'the only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history,' but if you’re smart you can save yourself a little pain by listening to the wisdom of the ancients. Here are 10 of my pearls.|
Sorry but I found this item to be trite and not informative. It's just like those "teaser" items you find splashed all over the various "news" websites that turn out to be nothing like the title. I'd say that anybody with any 'cycle experience doesn't need stuff like that and any novice won't appreciate it or understand it. Spare us!!
2 important important lessons to not learn the hard way, that they totally missed:
1. don't fall off.
2. if you ignore lesson 1 and do fall off and find yourself sliding along the ground, make doubly sure you have completely stopped sliding, before getting back to your feet.
Trust me. These 2 are important. Wish someone had told me about them but no - I had to learn them both the hard way
There I was, a younger version of myself. Believe it or not Hap - I had hair even!
And I was going nicely around this corner, at reasonable speed, when - I forgot to keep the wheels on the road and the bike decided to go sliding down the road.
Easy mistake to make forgetting to keep the wheels on the road. Particularly when you are young and still have hair.
Because I was going at a reasonable speed when I made this mistake, we ended up both (me and the motorcycle) sliding gracefully down the road.
Very quickly we parted company and I watched the bike out accelerate me.
It was evening and I watched as sparks made pretty patterns around the bike. Wow I thought - that looks pretty.
And we continued to slide.
And I figured... I feel like I have been sliding for such a long time. Ages. And ages. Oh come on! I must've stopped by now!
So I stood up.
Well... the problem was I hadn't stopped sliding.
The consequence was I believe I invented the motorcycle moonwalk.
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