ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] Re: endurance-digest V1 #269

Re: [endurance] Re: endurance-digest V1 #269

Samm C Bartee (bartesc@mail.auburn.edu)
Thu, 18 Jan 1996 11:35:10 -0600 (CST)

As you stated, we can't give up our freedoms. I for one, will not let
something like that slow me down, but I definately let it make me aware
that I am not invincible. I try and not think about what could happen,
but that is nearly impossible with all of the things that you hear about
on the news. We are pretty lucky in that we live in a place with a
fairly low crime rate. However, I have never let that lull me into a
sense of false security. Some of my friends think that I overreact to
situations, especially when "nothing happened anyway", but I guess since
some people that I know-including me- have had close calls, I feel that I
need to worry about some situations. I have had people follow me trying to see where I
live, have been threatened by motorists, and harassed by people passing
by. I feel as if I should be worried.
But, I too refuse to stay in my house worried that everytime I leave
something bad can happen. I will continue to ride, but I try and watch
everything that is going on around me. That is all any of us can do.
Watch, look, and listen, and try not to be a victim.
I just want to go out, ride my horse, and have fun. And that is exactly
what I do. I try and not let things get to me too much, though sometimes
it is hard.