Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Motorcycle Lifestyle... a Foolish Dream?... or a Shining Reality?

My blog and website aren't only about Motorcycle Touring... They're about... the Motorcycle Lifestyle...

Now, I know, some folks hear that and all they can think about is tatted up, beer bellied Harley Riders... and there's more then a few of those boys around... and most of those... good riders to have backin' you in a tight!

But there's more to it then that... There's Ara and Spirit... pushin' their BMW sidecar rig... There's guy's riding Suzuki Dual Sports every day... following two tracks across the world... and more then a few Sport Riders, wearin' the rubber off of two wheels... With the vision of two lanes of asphalt, winding up through the hills blurring their vision... and filling their dreams...

... and then, all us big Ol' Cruiser riders... Harley, Star, Victory, Kawasaki... and Suzuki's there too...

It's about... what makes me tick... what makes us tick...

I've been out on the road, full time for most of a year now... Living in a worn old fiver... with the Raider up on the, just as worn truck, between camps...

It took me a long time to figure out where I should be... and work out a way to get there. My only regret is that I didn't grab the handles of the life I've got now... a long long time... and many many miles ago...

I should have been Riding to Wisdom... since I was a kid... NOT... waiting until I'd already "crossed over the Mountain" and was slidin' down the shady side...

This video of a ride I made the other day... is a flavor of what everyone, who grabs hold of that Dream could be living... I hope a few do...

 ***the start of the music is... uh... Different...***
***keep watching... it works!***


Why wait until you have to drink two pots of coffee before you can stand up straight in the morning? Why be "The Man's"... Boy... for 40 years... on the Hope... you'll be able to enjoy a few decent years at the Tail end?

Find a way to Live those good years... Your Whole Life... Start when you're 18... Don't wait... Live it Now... Ride it Now!

Grab Your Handles and Ride!
Brian

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2 comments:

myrideblog said...

Nice video. I like the scene where you park you bike, get off and walk away still in camera view. That was a great idea. I just may use that for my next video. Keep up the good work.

Brian said...

myrideblog; Thanks!

I did something similar on one of the Flaming gorge videos... with the camera on my helmet :)

I'm just getting into this "Video" thing... trying to have some fun with it... and there's a WHOLE LOT I have to learn!

Then... there's so much a guy can learn/do with editing...

the biggest problem I have is the same problem I have talking... uh... I tend to "Talk" too much! :)

It's hard to cut an hour or two of video down to a five minute run... I haven't succeeded yet...

Guess I can cut it into several vids like I did with the Flaming Gorge videos!