9TH STEP RIDE
A biker calculates the price of peace
In early sobriety an old-timer whom I admired once said to me, "Scotty, one day you're gonna have to do these Steps for real!"
That day came at five years of sobriety. At that time I seemed to be getting sicker. It wasn't really that my habits had changed. It was that my head had, and I couldn't stand the way I was anymore. It's been said that while many people make it to five years of sobriety, the numbers drop off significantly after that. This statistic made me nervous. I tried more meetings, but that didn't seem to work. Something had to give.
Lake Arrowhead, California