So I have a lifetime bucket list (things I want to do before I kick the bucket) and I have a yearly bucket list. This year it's totally been put on the back burner and I haven't finished it. I came across it the other day and realized I still have quite a few things I need to check off my yearly list.
One of them.... was number 14 - Learn how to ride a dirt bike.
This is not something I would normally do, I tend to stay on the safe side of things. So when I do a bucket list I try to push myself out of my comfort zone. The whole time planning this escapade I was thinking 'Whyyyyyyy did I put THAT on the list????".
So I called my friend Will and he was game to teach me.
He's pretty much the most awesome friend ever.
He forced me to wear a helmet (which was probably a good thing since I almost hit a car in the first 45 seconds.... to be fair, I was more concerned about shifting right than looking where I was going.... obviously a mistake).
We started out on the pavement (which I didn't want to do) and then moved to a big field full of tall grass and mud. I was more comfortable riding on the rutted road of the field than the pavement because as I told Will "The mud and dirt at least moves with you when you hit it, the pavement just stays there and hurts." He said I was illogical, but whatever, I know I'm right.
For the record.... I didn't crash or fall, and my only 'injury' is a sore butt from the uncomfortable seat.
I rock at driving straight. But when it comes to turning, not so much of a rockstar, I go too fast, forget to down shift, but I can still pull it off.
All in all, completely successful checking off on an item on my bucket list!