Today’s blog topic:
Step 1: Pick a number from 1 to 10.
Step 2: Now think of something interesting in your life, or that you’d like to have in your life, related to that number.
As in two wheels. I started out riding bicycles in 1995 when my sister wanted me to do the Best Dam Bike ride to Parker Dam, 150 miles in two days. At the time it seemed crazy-impossible, but I trained up all summer and by November, which was when the ride was held, I was ready. I had a great time, and it was the beginning of many happy miles, an interest was born. I rode road bicycles for a while, then I discovered mountain biking. Before it was over, I won a lot in cross country races, and also in downhill, over a five year period. The next stop was riding motorcycles.
I got my motorcycle endorsement on my driver’s license in 2002, struggled with finding the right bike for me, rode on the track for a while, had a couple of crashes, one of them big, and finally found my way to long-distance touring, which is what I wanted to do from the beginning. That and dirt biking, which, oddly, I don’t do that often. I still mountain bike, though, which is probably my best thing because I feel like I am good at it and not many people are, or want to be.
So, anything with two wheels has been important to me for a long time, and that’s why “2” is my number.