Hello and meet the Dirtbike Doctor. Not something you hear everyday is it? This young man has earned that nickname. Another title he holds is my older and wiser brother, Jameson. His favorite one of course!
Ever since I can remember this has been a hobby of his. He has been tinkering with dirt bikes since he was ten, no joke. He would spend the day hanging out with pawpaw on an excavator, and then by night was learning from poppy how to rebuild engines. I think it is safe to say that this runs through his veins.
Not only does he rebuild dirt bikes, but he also grew up riding them in our backyard. You better believe he tried to drag me into that hobby as well. I was eight, and Jameson talked me into learning how to ride. I was extremely cautious and slowed him down tremendously, but he still loved teaching me. Looking back, he showed so much kindness and patience for a twelve year old. Eventually I wrecked, and that quickly dissolved any interest an eight year old, princess loving, little girl would have for the sport. Jameson kept at it.
Now he is an expert in all things mechanical. So much so, that friends bring their dirt bikes to him for repair. Thus the name "Dirt Bike Doctor." One thing hasn't changed in all these years, I still follow him around like a little puppy dog. Although our interests have changed, he still lets me hang around him. Now I take his picture while he works. It was fascinating to watch him deconstruct an engine. He did it with such ease and confidence.
He disassembled the pieces of a Yamaha YZ 450F bolt by bolt and answered all my silly questions while he did so. I threw this picture in because when I saw it I shouted, "That looks just like a Daisy!" (some things never change) Jameson just stared at me with a big grin and laughed in agreement. But really it looks just like a little flower, am I right?
It is always a blast for me to photograph people working. I learn while I shoot, and there are so many components to mechanical work it never fails to shock me. I had a lot of fun this past Saturday with the Dirt Bike Doctor! And as promised this blog was more colorful than last weeks. With Thanksgiving approaching I would have to say I am very thankful for my brother, and blessed to be doing something I love. What a great life God has given me. I will be back next week as always, and I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!