May 24, 2006

The Ride

There's just something about a roller coaster that I enjoy. Hell, I love'em, as you could probably tell. Perhaps it's the adrenalin rush, or maybe knowing that you faced a fear and walked away relatively unscathed. It's similar to cresting a hill, and spying a perfectly straight stretch of road layed out before you. You roll on the gas, lean over the tanks of the bike, and fly... or try. My bike only hits 115... quick enough for the rush, I suppose. Also quick enough to decapitate you, should the windshield decide to let go. I don't do it often...

With roller coasters and sprints, it's just a short piece of time. Sure anything can happen, and you know that. It's part of the appeal. On the roller coaster, you know that chances are very slim that something will occur... the rails are set, and you're guided, no matter how it may feel at the time. Sprinting down a backroad is a bit of a risk, but unless you've no mind, you've already taken note of potential dangers, and you only ride the stretch that you can see. No heading into the unseen, unless it's at a safe speed. Leastways, that's how I am about it.

Funny that a person who likes that kind of rush, and brief encounters with uncertainty, is so damn wary of change. Thing is, on life's roller coaster, there's no way to know that the rails are continuous, or if they just drop off into nothing. Deep down, I know everything is going to be cool. But there sure are a lot of doubts trying to upset that.

Oh well, time to buckle in.

Posted by That 1 Guy at May 24, 2006 11:17 AM

Ain't that the truth.

I'd say AMEN but it would come across tongue in cheek and that's not how I mean it.

But yeah - this life stuff? Not so fun sometimes. But it sure as hell beats the alternative.

Posted by: Tammi at May 24, 2006 11:55 AM

Here... ::rummages through purse::

You're going to need this...
::hands over dramamine, hand sanitizer, 2 band-aids, map, compass, filled flask, advil, tire gauge, sunscreen, & insect repellent::

What can I say... I'm a mom. : ) Take care out there, T1G.

Posted by: Richmond at May 24, 2006 12:29 PM

I can't relate. I get a head rush if I sit up in bed too quickly. My excitement threshold is way below yours.

Be careful out there, big guy!

Posted by: Jerry at May 24, 2006 02:16 PM

Part of the ups and downs are the folks you meet in between. Drop me a line anytime.

Good luck out there, and remember to strap in . . .or is it strap on? Hmmm. . .

Posted by: Oddybobo at May 24, 2006 04:37 PM