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I am working on a new writing book for university students at the moment, and one of the topics is “an experience that changed my life.”
I was just writing about my own experience, and I thought it might be fun to see what stories everyone else has.
My story is about motorcycling. I have loved bikes since I was a child, but my parents didn’t want me to have one because they thought they were dangerous. When I joined the police, one of my fellow recruits was a guy called Norman, and he had a very big, sexy motorcycle. Actually, it was the same one that Tom Cruise rode in the film “Top Gun,” which made it even cooler!
One day when we were at the training school, Norman offered to take me for a ride on the back of his bike during the lunch break. I had never been on a big bike before, and I was completely blown away by the power, the acceleration, and the speed.
Soon after that, I started taking lessons and going to shops to look at bikes. I bought my first one even before I passed my test, so I had to ask Norman to ride it home from the shop for me.
Since that time, I have always ridden bikes. I have lost count now, but I think I have probably owned around twenty of them. I have tried motocross racing, road racing, and trials riding, so I have ridden many different types of bikes. At one time, I used to have four, but now I am down to (just?) two. Oh yes, and I also have a 100 cc scooter.
I suppose that because I had always been interested in bikes, I would have bought one sooner or later anyway, but that ride with Norman was definitely the catalyst that spurred me into action.
So how about you? Can you think of an experience that changed your life in some way? If you can, please tell us about it.
Look forward to hearing your stories.
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