Monday, September 17, 2007

Killing off a day in Hot Springs....

I have often told people that distance riding is "Brain Draino". After about 300 miles on a motorcycle, you have worked your way through all of the thoughts that have been percolating for weeks. Everything that needs to be sorted has been sorted, everything that should be pondered has been pondered. If 300 miles hasn't doen it, you do 300 more miles. Don't come back till it is stacked and sorted. I don't listen to music on the bike. It isn't that I think it is necessarily dangerous, I just don't like to add distractions during the sorting process. You really find out what you are made of when you are trapped inside a helmet for 6 hours with nothing but road noise and your own thoughts. After about an hour, you are in a groove with the bike, and there is not a lot of work that needs to be done to keep the bike up and rolling, except for the occasional curve. You just roll and think.

Today, we hit the hot springs and get a massage, I am really looking forward to this. After the full body overhaul, I am heading to Wagner's Cycles. Wagner's is the Ural dealer near Hot Springs. I want to check in and let everybody know I made it. Wag's is where I get parts for my bike, so I talk to them often but I have never actually met any of them. They all know I am the idiot that likes to do distance on a Ural, so they asked me to swing by if I got up their way. Well, I am gonna......

Keep the shiny side up....

Dave

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Man, taking a soothing massage and hot bath after all that riding, man talk about heaven on earth. I bet they were really impressed with the both of you showing up at Wagners. Probably treat ya like rock stars....lol. V