I believe that recalling my past experiences can only enrich my future efforts. For about 5 years I was a motorcycle enthusiast, belonging to an informal group named "THE POETS MC". One summer I rode along with a friend to Arkansas and back on motorcycles, and the following year I traveled solo from Illinois to Niagara Falls and back. The following slide show video documents of some of my travels during that time. I gave up bikes after being hit by a motorist in an auto, and landing in the hospital with a badly broken left leg and fractured spine. I understand the definition of pain, and thank God that I was not killed that day.