I visited China with my family one summer. I don’t remember exactly how long ago, but it was quite some time ago.
The quickest way to get around in the city we were visiting was on the back of a motorcycle. At the time, I was not sure whether my fear was of being transported by a stranger [and potentially kidnapped and sold on the Chinese black market] or if it was just being transported on a motorcycle.
Maybe it was a little bit of both…
So I went for a ride while up in Toronto. There were several “firsts” for me while up there – bikram yoga and now, riding a motorcycle! I have friends who ride in the Bay Area, but I never got around to asking them if they’d take me for a ride.
This photo was most definitely posed for, but I did sit on the back of Ben’s motorcycle for at least the ten minutes it takes to get to the subway station. I held on with a death grip for most of the ride. I was originally scared of any potential turns, but it ended up being the bumps that were the hardest part for me. I thought I’d come flying off the back! If I could have seen the road in front of me and anticipated them, it would’ve been easier.
Ben as he was trying to explain how to put my helmet on. My heart was beating uber fast at this point. Super nervous.
I also took some photos when we were stopped at the various intersections on the way.
Another one crossed off the list: 006 – Ride a motorcycle.
I’m glad I got to try it, but I’m also okay with the fact that RV has not expressed the desire to ride or buy a motorcycle.