Sunday, August 09, 2009

The night I first rode a motorcycle.

My buddy Canyon came to visit me in Skagway on his way back from riding his motorcycle to the Arctic Ocean. He started in Utah, so thats a lot of riding a motorcycle and I'm thoroughly impressed. I want to pull a Motorcycle Diaries with this kid someday. Learn more about Canyon here.

Riding out to Dyea. Beautiful and awesome.

The next day, I somehow got Canyon to let me ride his bike for the first time in downtown Skagway.









After this one, I tipped the bike after trying to turn a corner too fast. I didn't really have "stopping" down yet. We later learned that I bent the rim on Canyon's bike which caused a slow air leak in the tire. Oops. I felt pretty bad, but fortunately Canyon was very very cool about it all and his first priority (after making sure I was okay) was making sure I got back on the bike to conquer any doubts I might have about my ability to ride. And thats a testament to what a stud Canyon is. And no worries, he got the rim fixed and made it back to Utah in one piece (if you haven't checked out his blog already.)


Busted a hole in my jeans, as well as in my shoe and lost a shoelace.







But I still want to own a motorcycle...

2 comments:

mandi said...

Hey- I'd never heard of you til you posted on my blog. Thanks for showing your "face". Every time I hear of another gay mormon kid I get a little bit nervous that there won't be enough great straight guys to go around when my baby girl grows up. Or is that just what I'm telling myself I'm upset about? neuroses abound in these parts! Skagway is beautiful by the way.

Cadence said...

haha, hell yeah dude, ummmm I need to get you the pictures I took w/my camera... all I've been doing is working since I got back though, ugh... but yeah thanks for the sweet time in Skaguay...