Sunday, February 15, 2009

Doom & Gloom..I need to ride

How bad it is and how bad it will be seems to be all you hear these day's..as it's pounded into your head on the TV, in line at the bank, grocery store, by your friends and people you don't know..you can't escape it and it wears you thin..Soon your such a believer that you find you have your own pulpit..

The handful of working brain cells I have left over a period of time will kick in..it was slow this time around but it came to me. If I lost everything material the old Shovelhead would still be mine..We have shared 30 years and have been in some shit. Most of it was self inflicted..I put myself there, whether it was a choice I made or on that just happened we have survived. Not by falling into the public perception of doom but by doing what it takes..Self sufficient is what we were..didn't need much to survive and be happy..Life isn't always meant to be easy,,were spoiled and reliant on others to make sure we have what it takes to keep up with the Jones..What happened to us???

So I just want to ride..I want to get back to where stimulus was turning the key, kicking the motor and dropping it into gear. Life was physically hard but mentally refreshing. Point A was a place and point B was were you stopped..Life could be packed into an old pair of saddlebags and a bedroll..When life started to get complex you tossed your gear on and rolled..Can we still do this,,do we have what it takes to be free once again..No more gloom...I need to ride..

27 comments:

click said...

the more you've got the mosre you've got to lose, the harder you struggle to keep it - it's a mindset, you believe the "stuff" makes you happy so you fight to keep what you have and to acquire more - keep "stuff" to a minimum and if it hits the fan - less to lose - my advice to you - SHUT UP AND RIDE!!!!

mq01 said...

ultimately there are few things in life that are with us through thick and thin... i agree, i just need to ride, right now dammit :)

ratone said...

Let's kick'm over and go...

mq01 said...

if it was good weather id say lets go. got a waffle house around somewhere...

ratone said...

There is a little breakfast joint in the Raley's shopping center off of Crow Canyon...behind Starbucks and the hotdog joint...sounds good..

mq01 said...

?san ramon valley blvd? norris canyon? hotdog place? OH!!!...maxs? kates? mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm your making me hungry................

ratone said...

Kate's...you got it and you always make me hungry..starving...

mq01 said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm lets go...you coming?

ratone said...

Mimi's roast beef and eggs..ruined for the day..left laying in bed..wiped out and stuffed..damn where did I leave those pop tarts..

mq01 said...

ok, enjoy your poptarts...

ratone said...

Not my first choice..

Pug said...

get out there an ride ,nothing in the World lifts the heart an soul better than just riding off with no particular place to go , just having that option to do that as and when you wan't is what makes it that special .After 30 years together you and yer Bike know how special that is

mq01 said...

man, no shit pug, that is so true. nothing like riding your favorite bike, old (or new) roads, crisp air, taking it all in, and riding into the sunset, anywhere. and imma jealous, 30 yrs with a bike is longer than most relationships.... must be awfully good, lol...

ratone said...

Can't wait for the rain to go..to catch up on the maintenance schedule and pull the warm and fuzzy's out of the bag..after that is all done I might find time to work on the bike..

click said...

rode sunday - windchill was 10 - paying for it today - rain and snow forecast for the rest of this week - sunny and 20 for sunday - think I'll ride some more on sunday - fuck it, I declare winter over - it's time to ride

mq01 said...

raining here, stretch out roll over and looking for the warm and fuzzy's... the roo is riding, woohoo. mmmmm im thinking about the maintenance schedule...

ratone said...

Might check your purse, the real big one..that's where some warm and fuzzy's go..

mq01 said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm im looking im looking...and i never leave home without.. hey hows the maintenance schedule going?

ratone said...

Schedule is on track..I'm thinking oil changes need to be far less than every 3000 miles,,and might want to wash, clean and polish daily and maybe more..still working on leather care and rubber..

mq01 said...

roo, did you get sick again from riding in the weather?

rat, leather care and rubber? just ride til they fall off or need replacing dammit ;) ...i need an oil change..

ratone said...

I'm working on the need stuff for the oil change..I guess we can do it on the dinning room floor..gonna be raining..

mq01 said...

on the deck, out in the trees, the dining room........

ratone said...

As long as it is not under the kitchen sink..you know how hard it is to get the filter wrench on..

mq01 said...

mmmmmm too big for the kitchen sink... and ive exceeded that 3000 miles so oil change is critical..

ratone said...

Looks like we both are falling behind the schedule..I'm way over do too..time to fix this problem is now..

click said...

snowing again - kinda blizzardy out, no riding this weekend - I hook up with Goose sometime Tuesday - pass the mini along and maybe a happy meal for him - put him in the right mood for the party - this friggin' winter is never gonna end

ratone said...

Rainy weekend here ROO face..but we got some much needed maintenance out of the way..you know they problem with it is you just want do more..rubbing, polishing and just the feel of getting it done can lead to more maintenance..but today I feel well maintained..