7.09.2007

Young and restless

They are still young and impulsive.

After the heroic effort in the race on Wednesday, Trevor fell victim to his love for fast engines on wheels. He signed up for a three-day 12-hour motorcycle training course (a good thing!). Clearly the Army emphasizes safety and training as a way of life.

He opted not to wear a pool helmet so he set out Thursday to buy one for himself. The plan was to buy a helmet, take the course and use his "cow" loan later in the year to buy a bike. He can't have wheels at West Point until next March.

He went to the dealer and got the helmet for free. Trouble is, it came free with a starter 600cc Honda street bike. Damn salesmen.

Now the bike will sit in my overcrowded garage for 4+ months waiting for him to come home at Thanksgiving to finally ride it (license still pending).

Running. I did 3.4 easy miles on Friday and 10 miles on Sunday in the heat. Sombody mentioned there were mosquitos out but they avoided me. I must have been too fast.

I have packed all the running gear I need for vacation and most of the other beach stuff I will want. The Narragansett Bless the Fleet 10 Miler is now on my dance card for July 26. I expect Billy J to join me and maybe AA will get down for the race that finishes with a seafood festival as the boat fleet bobs in the bay.

11 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

And hopefully it will be cooler up there.

It's always nice to get a free helmet, isn't it? bwahahahaha....

Deene said...

smart idea to take the safety training course, it also lowers the insurance. I took a course for two full days last summer - it was exhausting but worth it.

jeanne said...

you're talking 'bout a bicycle, right?

Maddy said...

A would run 10 miles to end at a Seafood Festival.

My husband customizes, powder coats and paints for his profession. His specialty is street bikes.

Maybe instead of Trevor's bike sitting in your garage, Darrell can work on it in his shop. ;-)

Have a great vacation!

DawnB said...

I wished I had you bravery to even consider!!! enjoy your vacation

aprilanne said...

I'll be at the race for sure. My registration is in the mail. :)
Safe travels!

Amy said...

Darn mosquitos! Good news is that all of them were on my trails having me for dinner. The flies are bad too!

Runner Susan said...

Free helmet!!! What a deal.

Lara said...

I took the motorcycle rider safety course and it's well worth the time and money. Good for Trevor.

And you'll be running that seafood 10K on my 40th b-day so when I blow out the candles I wish you all a fine race!

Darrell said...

My wife would not be a happy camper if our son ended up with a "free helmet". How's Mrs T dealing with it?

Just12Finish said...

When I was his age, I had a bike too and a 6-pack (in the mid-section , not in the fridge!).

Now I have neither, but man, the memories of the good ol days ...