Can anyone else relate?
I started riding this summer. I successfully completed the Action Motorcycle School and passed the MSA. Shortly thereafter, I bought a used 1991 CBR600F2, on which I gained much confidence. Thanks to that confidence I recently passed the Class 6 road test.
Even before I started riding, motorcycling encompassed my waking thoughts. Now that I am riding, it seems, I even dream about it. Not a night passes that I don't pray for good weather the next day so that I can spend some time with just me, my bike and the tarmac. And if it rains, I am not disheartened as I am thankful for the challenge of wet weather.
If I'm not thinking about all the crap (and I mean that in a nice, go-fast kind of way) I want to do to my current bike, I am obsessing about which bike I want to buy next.
I have always been a huge fan of open-wheeled racing. I've even made it to a few of the grands prix. Now, although I'm still a fan (despite a boring 2002 season), I have a keener interest in bike racing than I ever did. I am so looking forward to a post in the "I'm going for a ride, you comin" forum next spring that reads, "Laguna Seca for WSBK. Meet at the church on Taylor Way."
I'm an avid snowboarder, but I'm sad that winter is coming.
My only regret about riding is not having done it sooner.
I guess what I'm trying to convey here (in this sappy drivel), is that I've got constant chronic bike on the brain. Do you have it? Does it ever go away? Do you want it to go away?