Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Riding and Writing

Portland is known for its bikes -- yeah, maybe not the motorized kind but still it's a very Portland thing to be out in the wind...and yea, rain...while we commute to work.

So, when my son got a motorcycle, I thought it might be fun to try to ride it. There were only a couple of problems:

1) His bike is BIG. My son is 6'5" tall so just getting my leg up and over the seat was a feat of athleticism. . . seriously.

2) His bike is heavy. And I'm not a wimp but we're talking hundreds of pounds.

3) I'm old to be picking up a new hobby.

But, like everything else, I always seem to end up comparing things to writing. And riding and writing are a lot alike...and not just in the sound of the words.

First off, it's always good to have the proper gear...like with riding, you have to have a helmet and should have protective clothing (don't judge me by what I had on in the photo above--I know better). And, when you're writing, you might need to be in a quiet room, with your computer, or just a piece of paper and a pen, but whatever it is you need, you should have it at hand so there are no excuses.

Second off, you need to set aside time for a new hobby and you need to set aside some time to write. Time flies - so make a date to do ride or write.

Third, don't be afraid to try something new. You never know how much fun you might have if you're willing to try new things. Like riding. . . or writing in a different genre or for a different age group. When you stretch yourself, you just might find out you feel better ;D


David Batista said...

You're right, I should try something new. Like getting a bike. Or, even better -- skydiving!!! :)

Kim Kasch said...

Skydiving...now that's scarey.