There is something about a motorcycle seat that is irresistible to cats, small children and me.

Motorcycles are mechanical objects, a compilation of inanimate parts that cannot have a personality or a “soul”….but some do.

There is a huge difference between getting somewhere and travel. And an equally large difference between travel by motorcycle and any other means.

Some of us like to ride alone, some with just one other person and some in large groups. Discuss.

I belong to two groups, motorcyclists and lawyers, that share a common experience. Most of the non-participating people in the general society think they know what we do and about 85% of what they think they know about us is wrong.

Soft golden fall days should not be wasted in productive activity.

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”, said philosopher Emerson. This can be used to explain why burning fossil fuels is OK when done to propel a motorcycle down a twisty country road.

A cloudless, perfect blue sky will produce a thunderstorm if you have forgotten your rain suit.

Interstate Highways are good for when it’s pouring rain for a whole day or dark or on a tight time schedule. Otherwise, they are soul-sucking, mind-numbing wastes of miles.

No one really knows why some humans just have to ride motorcycles. We just do.


About johngrice

Retired small town lawyer, lifelong motorcyclist, traveler and old guy sitting around thinking.
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