By Tayla Adams
Welcome back everyone, and thanks for checking back in on my interview with Travis Frazee. In this part of my sit down with Travis you’ll find out how he approaches offensive and defensive riding.
T: Do you find that you’re a more offensive driver now that you ride a motorcycle?
TF: Definitely. Definitely.
T: How does that translate when you drive your car?
TF: It’s funny you say that. I was just talking to my wife about this. I’ve always been that way as a driver, but since riding a motorcycle it has increased the offensive driving. My head’s always on a swivel. I’m always looking, always planning.
Have you ever seen Premium Rush with Joseph Gordon Levitt?
TF: You’re not missing out, but in the movie he has all these slow motion moments and he sees arrows on the road in his imagination, so he can plan what he’s going to do. He’s riding a fixie bike. It’s stupid and cheesy, and I’m not advocating to see this movie. But sometimes it kind of feels like that on the road. I’m always looking, trying to gauge people’s speeds. Are they going to cut me off? It’s been even more so since I started driving a motorcycle.
And it is scary when you think about it. I don’t know why riding the scooter I didn’t feel this, but riding the motorcycle the first few weeks I would get anxious to ride, but then also have anxiety about being on the road with the motorcycle. I don’t know why I didn’t feel it on the scooter, I guess because there’s no power on the scooter. I don’t know why, but I just felt this anxiety. Like, okay I’m going back on the road. I don’t why, but I just did. I don’t feel it now, and if I make it from Friday after school to Sunday and I haven’t ridden my bike I want to go ride again. I’m ready to go to school so I can ride my motorcycle again.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next part of this interview.
Stay safe in these streets!