Friday, October 1, 2010

Dirt ( another Essay I wrote for my english class)

Dirt




It is not uncommon to see ATV enthusiasts in Southern California. When
I turn on the TV or take a drive out to the desert region I am most likely to run into a four wheeler. Sometimes they don’t land a trick right and crash, but I did not expect something like that would necessarily happen to me. I was soon to find out what the toll of being reckless was. I have never been more fearful in my life as I was that afternoon.
The alarm on my phone went off it was a scorching day. Even though it was early in the morning, it was warmer than normal in the middle of August. I jumped out of my bed and hurried to the kitchen table. I quickly ate my food. This was the day I got to ride my first quad. I rushed back into my room and quickly changed clothes. I went over to my friend’s house. There it was a Honda 400cc quad. My friend came out and asked if I was ready to go to the track. We loaded up the quads and drove off. When we get to the dirt track which was in the middle of the desert, we put our protective gear on. After about 20 minutes of me learning the basics and riding around on the quad, I start to get comfortable with it, too comfortable. I see a dirt ramp; I decided I was going to try to jump it, I started to pick up speed. My hand clenches the clutch, I change gears. I’m nervous but excited and my adrenaline kicks in. I can feel the sweat on my face; I hold down the accelerator and pick up speed. I am shivering underneath my armor. I’m probably running 35 mph I see the jump, and I brace myself for it. I am starting have second thoughts on this jump! I keep getting closer and picking up speed. I hit the jump! But something went wrong, I shifted the quad too much and I was off balance. My eyes widened with fear! I’m panicing! I knew I was about to crash. The quad landed on 2 wheels, and then it rolled. I bailed off the quad, landed about 5 feet into a bush. I laid there on the ground,in pain, being grateful. I only got a couple of bruises, but it could have been a lot worse.I could barely walk when my friend came riding up to me. I make my way up to the messed up bike. It wasn’t as bad as I thought, just a bent handle bar. My friend exchanges his bike with me and I go back to the truck and then we made our way home. I still ride ATVs to this day. It really helps to be more careful, I consider myself lucky; after all that happened I could be in a wheelchair. But now I take the time to plan a jump.
Word Count 509

38 comments:

  1. dang, what happened to ur quad, did it need to be fixed or is it good?

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  2. Nah just a bent handle bar, the forks where fine.

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    thanks man

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  4. I got a A- Lol but I flipped a real life experience and turned it into a tale in 15 mins :P
    and i will :D next wed.

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  5. This was entertaining even though I could care less about the topic.

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  6. Did the essay have a theme to it? "A 509 word essay on total bad-assery, fiction or non-fiction." :)

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  7. dammnnn man i hope your safe. hopefully get your quad fixed soon

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  8. cool essay, better than anything I could write

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  9. pretty well written. However the background made it hard to read without highlighting

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  10. great post, but you may want to consider making it less translucent since it was a bit rough on the eyes

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  11. A friend of mine just broke his arm on his quad about a week ago ;o

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  12. @ A C S; -_-
    @ Austin; Noted
    @ Shadow; That sucks man hope he gets well

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  13. pfppfpfpfpfp oh sorry fartsies.. >=(

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  14. Sounds like you've learned from the experience, so I guess it wasn't all for naught.

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  15. a good post as always
    I would "like it", if there was an "I like this"-button :D

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  16. Dude, been dirtin' for years... cool stuff.

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  17. Nice story actually. hoping to see more

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  18. Essay looks great, I wish I could write good essays like this.

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  19. Well atleast it wasnt that bad and know you can learn from your mistake.

    Goodluck for the future mate. Followed

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  20. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  21. I bet that shit was intense. Ah man I want an ATV...

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  22. my best friend was in a similar accident, but he collided with another quad..REALLY messed up his face. All swollen and shit. He's still in the hospital.

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    thanks bro

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