October 14, 2011
A visit from Circle City Harley-Davidson
We have to hand it to the motorcycle crowd. With bandannas, leather vests and loud engines, they have a visual presence that is infinitely “tougher” than that of the zip line crowd. (We guess hiking boots and granola bars just don’t send the same message!). But it is often the case that beneath even the toughest exterior, you’ll find an inner child with a heart of gold. We found this out first-hand when we hosted a company party for Circle City Harley-Davidson.
The group had not planned on riding the zip line, but we just had to let them try it. After all, the thrill of speed speaks to both bikers and zippers alike! And who can pass up a discount for groups of 10 or more? So one by one they started to volunteer. All in all we had 15 bikers giving it a whirl on our zip line! Even Sunil and Naomi, (the members of the group that were most decidedly against zip lining) gave in and had a ride. We think it was just too tempting to sit there and watch the others have all the fun!
We smiled as we watched the group laughing and cheering for each other. We imagined that the thrill of zip lining might in some way remind the group of the thrill they get when they ride their motorcycles. Many of the same elements are there – the rush of the wind, the feeling of freedom, and of course that pure happiness that comes only from that special place within. So take a lesson from these Harley guys – next time you’re in a new situation like they were, use the opportunity to strip away all distractions, and allow your inner child – the one that’s inside all of us – to roam free!