Warning: Driving, speeding, and motor racing are potentially hazardous activities. Those who wish to engage in these activities must observe safety measures at all times. This post does not intend to glamorize over/speeding. This has been posted as an attempt to describe my thoughts about driving and speeding.
“How fast can you drive, Ann?”
If only cars could talk, my car would be asking me this kind of question.
Speed. I need it. I’m loving it for the adrenaline it gives. I get some level of sedation from it. I get high, naturally. Speed calms me. It clears my head, while I get the opportunity to exercise my ability to focus – a discipline which commands a premium in my line of work. I drive fast whenever I could, and when the road would allow.
Please let me insert another disclaimer here: driving fast and violating traffic rules are two different things. =)
I drive to work 5 days a week via expressway, that one which does not have a speed limit. I get my adrenaline fix almost every morning, just before I engage my mind with anything work-related. Adrenaline is like a very potent drug, derived from this concoction: fast car + fast lane + really good music (preferably rock or alternative) + (recently) fuel with nitro. Give it over a 100 kph, and the adrenaline level is as good as ‘high’.
Occasionally, I would drive a long course up north to Baguio City. This year, I made it as far as Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte. This is what we call – road trip!!! The scenic drive to the country side and pristine coastline make up for a lovelier experience, double up the fun with the company of well-meaning friends. Long drive is therapeutic for me and for my favorite road trip buddies, as well. We’ve been going on road trips at least once a year since 2006. I also received invitations to road trips in the South (Leyte and Davao); and in CA/NE in the US, where holders of Philippine-issued driver’s license are permitted to drive over a certain period.
When there’s too much craving for adrenaline – this is when things are better taken care of inside a legitimate race circuit for a safer run – car or kart. =)