I was given permission to ride a motorcycle and having no common sense but much bravado, I took advantage of the opportunity to utilize this vehicle. I knew motorcycles but this particular one was bigger than me and had more power than I’d ever had access to before.
The excitement of the ride was wonderful and I felt confident I was in full control of this machine, right up to the point of an unexpected red light! I didn’t stop, but gunned through, only to be pulled over by a cop. In a later experience, I tried to park and putting my foot down in a patch of grease, it slipped and I dropped this large machine onto the asphalt…a major faux pas, especially since I did not own the motorcycle.
Had I been given access to power beyond my ability and wisdom to use? A life lesson for sure and one I can only appreciate recently.