I have learned a few very valuable lessons in the off season on my motorbike. I mean I always had a hunch these things were true, but I was just never a 100%. The first thing I learned is about the ego. The sense of self is strong for people with motorbikes. For some reason the ego is quite strong for me, however, I have discovered that that sense of motorcycle identity exists mainly in the immaterial world. What I learned is the vision I have about myself in my mind can in fact be quite a different one from the one that appears in the material world.
This lesson was driven home (no pun intended) on not one, but on two occasions at the MX track on the Sunshine Coast when my body was driven into the ground by a wayward combination of simple physics.
The second lesson I learned is that wrongly manifested ego is quite funny. Let me unpack this statement a bit. You see-- quite simply, I used to think people liked me because they wanted to be like me, when the facts actually are quite different. People seem to like me around perhaps because I am a working example of ego wrongly manifested…I’m the idiot that takes the heat off all the other idiots.
But the most important thing I learned at the track a few weekends ago was that in the end-- the stuff that happens on the inside of your head will sooner or later always happen around the outside of it. It is why we hang around good riders to get some of that mojo, or what ever you wanna call it. I had the pleasure of watching some really good riders do laps that weekend.
By the way my tongue still hurts from where I bit a piece of it off when I did a face plant when my bike flipped over backward due to a check my ego tried to write that my body simply couldn’t cash. I believe it is called a whiskey throttle.