This blog goes all the way back to September 1st, 2002. Back then, it was called MotoBlog, and the topic of discussion was cars and motorcycles. The title soon changed to Ride, which lasted until I stopped blogging in 2007. Now I'm calling it C3 : Coasters, Castles, Combustion. What's the change all about? Let me explain...
COASTERS: I grew up with an amusement park in my back yard (Geauga Lake Park, in Aurora, Ohio). Going to amusement parks is something I've been doing as long as I can remember. I believe leisure activities should be an escape from the realities of life, something to take you away for a little while so you can rest and recharge your batteries, and nothing does that better than a ride on a rollercoaster. You're not really defying death and destruction, but it sure feels like it. Let the adrenaline flow, throw your hands up in the air, and enjoy the ride.
CASTLES: A little game called Dungeons & Dragons has been a hobby of mine since 1981. That means in 2011 I'll of been playing for thirty years. Yeah, it's geeky, but I never apologize for my passions.
COMBUSTNION: Two wheels or four, there's just magic in the way a great vehicle responds to your touch, cruising down a gnarled stretch of tarmac, you and the machine becoming extensions of each other. Too many people view their transportation with all the passion of a major appliance. Cars are so much more, and motorcycles take it to an even further level. Had a crap day at work? Climb on your two-wheeled steed, focus on the ride, and everything about the day melds away.
Those are the three topics this blog will be about. Disparate elements, I know, but each on it's own would be too focused for me to maintain a constant stream of posts. Will anybody care, I don't know? This is really more a creative outlet for myself than anything else, so it really doesn't matter. I know I'm going to enjoy it.
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