The Good Looking, Safe Ride

Monday, October 11, 2010



When I was in college there was only one guy I always with. He's my best friend Louie. We go way back; and if you ask him about who I am he'll probably tell you a lot than I normally would. He knows what I do behind the camera; and so do I with him. We met through a common friend almost hitting each other but we ended up getting along really well. We finish each others' sentences now and even stay late till the wee hours of the morning. He even taught me how to ride a motorcycle and I enjoyed it I was planning to buy a big one since I adore the ones I saw in MI2, have you watched that movie which Tom Cruise starred in?! Did you see the great bikes and motorcycle helmets shown there? How I wish I could have one of those!

My friend had to work because he just started a family. On his way to work a white plate motor bike cut him off the road and got him flying through the air. Unfortunately he didn't wear any protective gear and it almost got him bed ridden less you know what. He could have been better dressed in real deal motorcycle clothing and got tougher gear; and that was a big lesson he learned a little too late. I stayed with him in the hospital for a few months until he was able to attend physical therapy sessions. It was hard on him, his family and me. Today he spends doubly hard getting a job and keeping it. All that because he wasn't suited up for biking!

It pays to be prepared and safe. Life is indeed very fragile. I never thought it would happen to someone very close to me let alone my best friend. We need all the things that can protect us from harm's way. If it's going to cost me more than black leather pants then I'm all for it. It's that plus the fact that I look good in leather jackets too. I heard the on line store called leather up has jackets, helmets and boots on their catalog. We might as well take a look at the armored jackets, SHOEI helmets (which I personally prefer) and great flame designed boots that they have because we can get it at half the price! Isn't that sweet! We get to protect ourselves and get the best deal too. I better tell some of my friends about it. We need to be better equipped these days so we won't be sorry when accidents happen.


Do you have your own motorcycle story to tell?! Let me know!



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7 comments:

Jag said...

That's so true. We need to be prepared these days. Mahirap na. Ok na ba yung kaibigan mo? Parang kamukha mo yung model sa picture hehehe...ikaw na! lol.

Salamat uli!

Mokong™ said...

wala akong motorcycle story, wala akong motorcycle par... hehehe

rico de buco said...

i never learned how to drive. the last time i drive a scooter i literally flew straight to a sewer. my schoolmate died recently in a vehicular accident like your friend he did't put on some safety equipments. We suffer too much from not heeding any advices especially safety gears in driving.

nice seeing you again kua

KUMAGCOW said...

@jag hindi ako yan mas malufet tayo dyan hahaha

@mokong kaya pala hehe pero pwede makiangkas sa ibang tao hehe


@ricodebuco wag mu akong tawaging kuya tumatanda ako buwhahahah

Traveliztera said...

At least hindi napahamak nang sobra ung friend mo...

Dapat talaga mag-invest sa mga safety stuff e... Okay lang gumastos bsta ba para sa ikabubuti mo dba... Mas malaki pa magiging cost niyan pag d mo pinahalagahan ang importance ng prevention...

ayun o... oo na... ung totoong dahilan e gusto mo talaga ng leather stuff. cge, go ! :P hehe!

KUMAGCOW said...

@steph but I almost have no shopping money left heheh

KUMAGCOW said...

@steph but I almost have no shopping money left heheh