Back In The Days, Lan Doan, Rama Jay and Henry Flores, On A Motorcycle Ride
It feels as if it was like yesterday that Lan Doan, Rama Jay, and myself embarked on a most excellent adventure. It was fun, we were young, and we were young. The time flies… Now I am a father. Wow! I just checked the date of that photo and it was taken in 2006. WOW!!!
It wasn’t my first day on this motorcycle and it certainly wasn’t my first time riding. I can’t believe it has been so long since I first got my bike. Well, for me it has been a long time. I started to ride back in 2003. I initially had a Kawasaki Z750 and within the first year, I went mad on it and totaled it. I loved that bike. I was riding in water and my bike went under me. I slid for about 15 to 20 feet into a sidewalk and hurt my shoulder. Lucky for me, I was using full leathers which protected me a lot. My bike was not so lucky.
I wasn’t done with motorcycles yet and realized that I needed to get another. I knew that I wasn’t going to be as crazy as when I rode my first bike and in 2004, I ended up getting a Honda CBR1000RR. I, originally wanted a Honda CBR600RR, but that one day when I was shopping, they were out. Besides, I did like the dual exhaust look of the 1000RR.
Well, there is a saying regarding riding. “There are two types of riders, those that have fallen, and those that are going to fall.” For me, I was lucky to survive my fall and I do hope that I am lucky if I should ever fall again.