Saturday of last week, just before I went to bed, a thought crossed my mind; WW(I)D if I did not have a motorcycle.
That Saturday, I went to the 2nd Annual Salsa in the Swamp, a pig roast held by the Defenders, LEMC. It is held in a park next to Lake Okeechobee. The ride is about 80 miles each way and we get there by traveling through US-27; a road used mostly by bikers and truckers. For the most part, it is desolate, and you are riding with the Everglades on your left and right. Last year, we rode up with our friends from Iron Warriors, LEMC and this year we did the same.
At the the pig roast, we have the opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. It is an event we look forward to every year, especially since it is our first real ride in October because of the weather change. Now, going back to my original question; WW(YOU)D if you didn’t have a motorcycle.
Owning a motorcycle has been one of the best investments I have made in my life. The amount of memories I have had over the last 10 years is enough to fill up an encyclopedia set (the younger generation just asked themselves, huh?) and it resulted in new friends from all walks of life. I have always been critical of my profession and needless to say, I do not wish to attend an event with 200 lawyers in a room, but 200 bikers? When and where?
So WWID without a bike? Probably nothing interesting. All of us are always concerned about money, bills, debts, pension/401k’s etc… The news is always mentioning investments and whether Wall Street is up or down. The news never mentions the most important investment of all, and that is investing in yourself.
Invest in yourself more. Ride your motorcycle more, you won’t regret it.