It's quite simple really
by Charlie K
For me riding is a Zen like experience. When I am on the road on my bike I feel as though I am one with my bike. I know what she will do in response to any move that I make. I know her sound and how she feels. I know what she can, and just as importantly can not, do. I know if I take care of her and treat her right she will take care of me. When we are on the road we are one.
I ride alone. I had a riding partner for many years and whether he was in lead or I we always knew how the other would react in any situation and just where each other would be.
He died and now I ride alone.
Sometimes I look in my mirror and I see he is still there but for the most part I ride alone with my thoughts.
I can go where I wish when I wish and at the speed I desire. I am older now, 66, and I cherish every moment that I am on the road. I appreciate the sights and the smells, the wind and the rain and definitely the sun. Mostly I appreciate the time.