Sunday, May 10, 2009

Reflecting on Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s out there! It is a special day and take the time to visit or call your Mom and say thanks! While reflecting early this morning, I was thinking about growing up and the things my Mother made me do...often against my poor judgment! You might be asking where is this going with respect to motorcycling, well here is the short story...

I was 15 years old and wanted to make the transition to street bikes and had saved enough money to purchase a street bike. My Mother was not totally keen on the idea, but I persisted. She set a condition...I had to take the Canada Safety Council Motorcycle Training Course. Being a 15 year old, I figured I did not need any freakin’ course to teach me how to drive a motorcycle...remember being 15 and indestructible! Well, to make a long story short, Mom won out as most Moms’ do and I took the course. It turned out to be one of the best things that I have ever done! I learned more than I could imagine and ended up spending several years after that assisting with the Canada Safety Council Motorcycle Training Course!

My 16 year old son is getting ready to make the transition to street bikes and you guessed it, he is taking the Motorcycle Training Course! The moral of this short story is that Moms’ really do know what’s best, so thanks Mom!

Speaking of safety, I follow @ironworksmag on Twitter and they recently had a blog posting at their IWblogger site called “Tips For Car, Bus and Truck Drivers For Motorcycle Safety”...check it out and share the message!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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