Saturday, August 19, 2006

Ode to riding a motorcycle

Splashing through the cool air trapped under the trees
Watching the explosion of color a bug can create an inch from your eye
Having small children point at you as if you were an airplane
Total strangers telling you their dreams of which bike they will someday own
Getting twice the gas mileage at a time when everyone is complaining
Learning the feel of the perfect turn
Getting thumbs up from pedestrians
Having the gnarliest grizzled biker give a friendly wave and smile to a fellow rider
Instant popularity from being seen as “a wild one”
The different smell of every field, grove or valley
Accelerating faster then anything short of a Ferrari
Sitting up for more air conditioning

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