Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Grounded -- so to speak!

It looks like it is going to be a rainy week in the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri.
I guess that means that the new-to-me Kawasaki will be parked in the garage for the next few days. Bummer!

I really enjoy taking it out, even if it is only for a 30-40 minute ride while waiting on dinner to be ready. There are some great roads around here to ride. Here is a view from my ride yesterday afternoon.

Riding through the country is a great way to relax and enjoy life. The rolling hills and easy curves aren't near as stressful as driving in the city or on busy highways. The horses and cows raise their heads from grazing as you ride past the fields and I think the horses are a little jealous that they are confined by the fences and I get to ride free.

Out on the bike nobody cares what the latest Trump shenanigans are or which candidate can beat Hillary in the general election. I am free to appreciate and enjoy the nature of my God's creation and to be thankful for the freedom to do so. The farthest future I have to think about is what is over the next hill or around the next curve. In a lot of ways, it is like riding a horse -- except it's a little bit faster and I'd be a little crazy to talk to my motorcycle.

So even as the saddles and tack sit unused in the garage (I need to sell those things!) I have taken on a new ride -- a steel horse. If I ever add sound to my bike, I'll have to download this song and fire it up every time I take to the road.

Unfortunately, it looks like taking to the road won't happen until next week!

Ride easy, friends!
John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Ride easy, John! Hope sunny days and untrafficed roads willl come soon! Have a joyous week!

John Hill said...

Thanks, Angel!
You have a joyous week, as well!

Mike said...

I've had a bike slide out from under me on wet pavement. No fun.