I love the MotoGeo Adventure series, hosted by Jamie Robinson. The stuff he does serves as inspiration for the daydreams I have about riding my own bike. The process of trying to get a motorcycle and the financial realities of my life often leave me feeling really discouraged and inclined to just let the whole thing slip away again, as it did when I was a teenager. But then I’ll watch a video piece like this and it lights something in me.
It tortures me, as well. At the end of his pieces, Jamie always speaks to the simplistic joy of motorcycling. “Just get on a motorbike, twist the throttle, and go. Anywhere,” he’ll say. But that is so hard for me, seems so far away. Sometimes I think I am torturing myself by watching these sorts of things.