I hope to start updating this again in the near future. I’ll be rebuilding part of the SV again after my latest crash. Such things will happen when you’re learning to feel and push the limits for the first time. I only wish I was about 15 years younger!
Some ask me, why do you want to keep riding when it can be so rough on you? Well, I’ll explain that in the form of a joke I saw earlier:
I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I just turned sixty-something.)
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be 80?"
He asked, "Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?"
"Oh no," I replied. "I'm not doing drugs, either!"
Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?"
I said, "Not much... my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!"
"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?"
"No, I don't," I said.
He asked, "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have lots of sex?"
"No," I said.
He looked at me and said, "Then, why do you even care?"