Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A Fork In The Road
For me work presses in during the summer months, it's the nature of my line work, and most other things take a back seat to the demands of the 40 hour week. No matter, during the summer it's too hot to ride much and really enjoy it much (11:00 PM and 90°F right now). Too, health issues make long rides problematic these days and I have assorted other distractions rolling around inside my head.
I am slated to retire from my job in February 2009 and that brings a whole host of issues to be dealt with not the least of which is "Can I actually retire or do I just leave one place and go find a job but doing something I actually enjoy doing? Should I keep the Aprilia and the Gold Wing or is it wiser to sell one and go back to being a one bike guy? Should I sell both bikes and spend the money on a custom made shuffle board stick, cardigan sweater, and a bulk buy of Viagra? Can I really do anything terribly interesting with the blog at this point? When I started Forty Years On Two Wheels there were about six or eight motorcycle blogs total. Now there are hundreds. Do I have anything meaningful to contribute to the motorcycle blog scene or are other people doing it much better? "Yes" to that latter part at least.
For now I believe I shall take my own advice, frequently given to others, and go for a ride (heat or not) to think about stuff and see what comes of it.
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"When my mood gets too hot and I find myself wandering beyond control I pull out my motor-bike and hurl it top-speed through these unfit roads for hour after hour." - T.E. Lawrence
An Important reminder from the past:
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." - James Madison