Monday, November 29, 2010

Bring on the Cold

The ugly cold of winter has set upon our souls in Western, New York as can be witnessed by the dull gray sky which will not return blue until the flowers bloom. It has been two months since I rode my cycle and I have wrestled guilt and have been beaten senseless by life’s ugly calendar. Time has disappeared without my consent and when I woke up summer was gone and fall was in the rear view mirror.

Winter has a prison like somber feel but today we broke free from the chains of our torment and let loose our engines to tread upon the paved cold road.

I knew I had a good ride because I did not know how cold I was until I got home and found that I could not feel my toes. As I ponder my life, I have found that a simple ride will always bring a smile upon my face and lighten the load that will at times burden my mind with worry. The ride sets us free and I only wish I could do it more often.

Seize the moment!


  1. Only those who appreciate the sensation of riding will understand where you’re coming from. I blew the clutch on my Shadow about 2 months ago. It was disappointing not being able to ride during the beautiful fall weather we were having. Check out; "Whatever-can-go-wrong-will-go-wrong” and you’ll see we’re on the same page.

  2. Scribe- No clutch makes for a very sad Scribe. The fall is one of my favorite times to ride. I wish we both had more time to ride the autumn. Lets make an effort to make up for it next year.

    Irondad- Writing is not really my bag but I do appreciate your comment.

  3. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    All the best for 2011

  4. Hey Rob! Good to hear you're still moving :) We're completely snowed in here, I'd nearly have to dig a tunnel to reach the road :) Ride safe, man! - Dave.

  5. wow, you New Yorkers are a tough crew...Of course there are those who will ride in NE Ohio this time of year but the salt on the bikes is tough to get off. Stay warm!!