By Tayla Adams
Welcome back all, below we’ll get into where Dominic and his friends hang out when he goes on rides, and he’ll also share some of his riding fails as well.
T: Do you ever get intimidated when you’re up at the snake with the amount of riders who are out there?
D: No, I don’t get intimidated. I just find it inspirational. Like it’s only up from here. They’re not there to put you down. They give you advice, it’s pretty awesome.
T: Do you go up to The Rock Store?
D: No, I’ve never been to the bar, but there’s this other place in Malibu. It’s a seafood place called Neptunes Net. Everyone should go, there’s such a beautiful view. A lot of bikers go there, it’s kind of expensive because of the seafood, but it’s so amazing. That’s where I go hang out.
T: Have you considered joining a bike club?
D: I did, but because I’m in the valley I decided to wait. When I graduate I’ll probably go back to Compton and join one there.
T: Have you had any close encounters or scary moments?
D: I had like three. I just fell the other day.
T: Really? What happened?
D: I’ll tell you the first two. The first one I was just learning, thought I was in the Moto GP, my confidence far outweighed my skills. I was on the 405 going to get a hair cut. It was horrible traffic. So, I was lane splitting in one of the middle lanes trying to get back into the carpool lane. I didn’t make it so I clipped a car and got her tail light. I was just like ‘oh man, I can’t believe I did that’. The woman was cool about it, so thankfully it wasn’t a huge deal for her.
T: Was your bike okay?
D: No, and I hurt my knee because the bike dropped on my leg when I went down.
T: How fast was traffic going?
D: They were pretty much just sitting still. They weren’t moving, so I felt stupid.
T: They weren’t moving?
D: This was the first week of me riding, and a lesson I learned right off the bat.
D: Then the other time was last week. There was some slippery concrete as I turned into the parking lot, and I didn’t notice it, so I fell. I just fixed the bike recently. So, now I’m back. You just have to be cautious, as there are unknowns everywhere, and I just wasn’t being cautious enough.
I hope you enjoyed reading part four. Stay tuned for part five.
Stay safe in these streets!