So the other day I spat out a Twitter thread where I headcanoned about Jack as a biker. I guess I should share it over here too. Enjoy.
Jack liked old cars as a kid, but he liked motorcycles better. Loved the freedom, the sense of not being sheltered. Having no buffer between him and the world.
Bikes can be dangerous even when you’re a safe driver. People are stupid on the road, and they don’t watch out for bikers. And Jack loved that too. The risk and the self-reliance, having his fate in his own hands.
But then he wasn’t always a safe driver. A bike can be a real exciting and fun way to court death, and on his bad days he kinda did. Rode like he was racing his own shadow. Wove through heavy traffic on the freeways and took the curvy back roads like a roller coaster. Looking back he feels stupid about it. He’s always ready with advice for young bikers on how to be sane and not take people down with you. But back then, sometimes it was his only outlet for the feeling of being trapped.
He likes all kinds of bikes, and he does have a soft spot for the speed and responsiveness of sport models, but his faves are the classics. The weight, the lines, the feeling of sturdy rebuildable invincibility. Sexy. He’s always on the lookout for a classic frame that’s still in good shape because when he can’t ride, he restores.
Torbjorn lets him use one of his less ridiculous workshops, and even joins Jack sometimes. It’s kind of a bonding exercise with them. Sometimes they’ll restore the things back to their original build, and sometimes they get…creative. Between the two of them, they do enough rebuilding that there’s no way Jack can keep them all. It becomes a charity thing. They auction them off for fundraisers. Motorcycle wonks can be real snobs, and custom bikes rebuilt by Overwatch heroes are quite a collector’s item.
Jack organizes charity rides too sometimes, even if he usually can’t participate. He seldom has the time, and anyway having a high-profile celebrity along just complicates things a lot of the time.
So mostly he keeps the biker thing low key, in Overwatch. He has other outlets for the crazy risk-taking these days.
Holy crap though, the way he rides.
So the thing about a bike is you drive it with your body. A man with strength & reflexes beyond human can take a bike beyond human limits. A couple of the other SEP subjects liked to ride too, and Jack used to go out with them. But few others are both willing or able to keep up with him. Although Reinhardt probably has been known to. The man does work with a rocket strapped to his back.
(And then there’s the part where he has a secret fantasy of Gabe fucking him over the back of a bike. But that’s for another time.)
I had a great weekend in Michigan with scott! Hope you all had good ones too!
Since I had my first summer Friday (I work 9 hour days and get every other Friday off in the summer) scott had the great idea of going to cedar point! We hadn’t been in years so we were really excited!!
It was a great day together! The weather was hot, but not unbearable. And the park was surprisingly empty (making the fast passes we bought not worth it haha but oh well!). We also realized that we are indeed getting older because some of this big coasters made us not feel the best haha. But we had a great all day date together and I’m glad we went :)
On Saturday we headed out for a bike ride, but it didn’t go the best. It was super hot that day and scott was just not feeling the greatest. We were hoping to have gone further, but I’m still happy with 30 miles :)
That evening we got dinner with Scott’s family for Father’s Day, which was nice! My parents were out of town this weekend, so I wasn’t able to see my dad. But I’ll be back in a couple weeks for the 4th! Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there :)
Sunday scott and I were pretty lazy. We had a busy weekend so we used Sunday to recharge! It was a great weekend with my love though! I love weekends when we get a lot of alone time after not seeing each other for a while :)
Last week ended up being a down week in terms of exercise for me, not really on purpose though. I didn’t run at all!! This week I plan to kick it back in gear. The temps are supposed to relax a bit so it should be good :)
Don’t adjust your screens, it actually happened, I started training again!
While the pace wasn’t something I was proud of, getting the 5 miles completed was. The heat didn’t help, low 80s, but that was my stupidness in full effect when I decided to start my run at 2pm. Oh well, you live and learn. We’ll just say it’s a part of my “heat training” for my June triathlon in Connecticut.
Also, this trail starts less than a tenth of a mile from my apartment complex and apparently goes 12 miles out! I think I’m in love!
Hi friends!! Sorry I’m bad at updating when I’m not training haha
Things have been good though! I’ve started running regularly again, although keeping it short and easy for now. I went to the group run on Wednesday this week and thankfully it was just a group run and not speed work :)
I’ve also been trying to bike more, but the weather here has been shit lately, so that makes things harder. But hopefully that changes soon!
This weekend the town that I live in had a bike festival for the 14th year. It’s a great weekend full of all kinds of biking! I watched a few crit races today and some BMX stuff yesterday. I love this festival because it gets people learning about biking and helps promote a safe bike environment :)
And that’s about all I’ve been up to! Nothing too exciting :)