Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Motorcycle Safety Week - 1968
As high school junior at Orange Glen High School and a member of the Interact Club I organized a city Motorcycle Safety Week as a club service project in our little town of Escondido, CA. We had bikes displayed at the local mall, I got interviewed on the radio and for the local newspaper who happily misquoted me (my first experience with a press bias against motorcycles). Courtesy of the local Yamaha dealer, Don's Yamaha, (and for whom later briefly worked) I also got to ride the new Yamaha AT-1 125 Enduro for the local newspaper. Great fun when you're a young pup of 17 years old and mad for motorcycles.
I've always been interested in bike safety although I've sometimes not practiced it and even not practiced it with wild abandoned. But my adrenalin pumping little heart has always been in the right place.
What have I done lately? Not much. Once again life has conspired against my winter riding season.
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"When my mood gets too hot and I find myself wandering beyond control I pull out my motor-bike and hurl it top-speed through these unfit roads for hour after hour." - T.E. Lawrence
An Important reminder from the past:
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." - James Madison