Riding in the City

“When I’m riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive. When I stop riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive.”- Neil Peart

A year ago, I would have not taken the value of these words as much as I do now. I mean, I know what this quote means– and why it was said. However, to be honest with you all, I never felt the need to feel anything for life– up to this day.

It was because of the unreasonable transportation scheme that was set in Metro Manila that lead me to this resolve. Purchasing my own Stand-up Scooter.

courtesy of Stand-Up scooter Philippines

The group on Facebook where I met the owner of this second hand stand-up scooter.

Meet Frank. Yeah, he looks like a frank to me. 😀 short for Frankenstein

The ride doesn’t feel very similar to a motorcycle but the repercussions pretty much are all the same. You ride and you take it seriously. So far, I can do it without a Driver’s license. But, to be honest with you– I feel like it would make a world of a difference if I actually have one.

I’m thinking about upgrading into a motorcycle when I finally feel ready and used to the driving. so far, it’s been exhausting learning my way around the city. While some individuals find it easier to learn driving cars in their early to mid-20’s. I’m a different case.

There are times that I learn fast and then, at times I learn really slow. It takes me awhile to get used to something.

but, in the end, I always find the way.