Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I drove the Civic to work today

It was the first time I have driven that car - or any car, come to think of it - in a month and it was a strange feeling.

The weather forecasters are calling for severe thunder storms today and I really didn't want to get caught in the middle of a lightning light show. I must not be the only rider thinking that thought because many of my fellow two wheeled commuters were absent their two wheels this morning.

Each morning I usually see a red Honda sport bike, a yellow BMW and two Harley's, an Ultra and a Softtail. But only the BMW traveled my path today.

On days when there is nothing but sunshine in the forecast I share the road with a host of riders. A thought has crossed my mind from time to time and I wonder if I am becoming a fair weather rider, as if that were something to avoid. The answer, I think, is, "No." But if it were "Yes," that would be acceptable, too.

I ride because I have a passion for it. I don't have a fear of inclement weather, rather a healthy respect for it. And today, I am reminded that the "better part of valor is discretion."

2 comments:

Earl Thomas said...

I agree, but I still find myself quivering with jealousy when I see another rider out, and I'm driving my car.

Doug C said...

I find myself wanting to give them a 'thumbs up' (although they probably never see it) for their determination and perseverance.