Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today a milestone was passed.

According to my Ohio Driver License, the state of Ohio no longer considers me to be a Novice Rider, a legal classification defined by the state for the purpose of imposing restrictions.

The restriction imposed on a Novice Rider is the use of a safety helmet. Nothing else.

So, after a year of riding more than 16,000 miles, a couple of tumbles, one ticket I'd rather not talk about, and no crashes, I graduate to... what? While the state no longer considers me to be a novice, there are days I still feel like one and I still wear my helmet.

There are many skills I have yet to master if mastery is possible. So, I shall endeavour to persevere.

"And the headline was, 'Indians Resolve To Endeavour To Persevere' We thought about it for a long time, "Endeavour to persevere"… And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union."

"Lone Watie" Chief Dan George The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)


Conchscooter said...

oooh go on. Be a devil one little ride without a helmet. no one will know. Your grandmother (she of the bottoms up) would be proud.

Doug C said...

Hmmm. She'd prob'ly rip me a new one. She was a journalism teacher and a stickler for rules.