Sunday, June 27, 2010

In the shadows

Do you ever have those moments, moments of clarity. They're usually associated with hobbies, building, creating, or something one is completely passionate about. Those moments are very elusive and it can take anywhere from seconds to years to realize those moments. There have been 3 things in my life that have let me experience those moments, playing and writing music, building Jeeps, and now motorcycles. When I had my Meanstreak, the vision was clear, I knew exactly where I wanted to go with it. Then before I knew what happened, that was taken from me and I had to start over. I knew I didn't want to the same thing again, not because I didn't like it, far from it, I loved that bike. I wanted to do something different just because I had the chance to. I had the opportunity to try something different, a different experience. I knew I loved riding, putting on miles, just being in the wind. No destination, just a direction. So I figured this time around I wanted to try American made so I got a Sportster last December. I've spent the last 7 months racking up the miles(almost 8000 miles so far), enjoying every minute of it. At the same time I'm looking at everything, learning as much as possible, trying to figure out where I want to go(build-wise), there's so many cool builds out there, what do I want, what fits me? Now maybe I'm just a lunatic, but one of the things I think about while riding is what I want to do to my bike next. Ever since I got into Harley's it's been elusive, I'm new to them, trying learn about them, etc, I spend alot of hours just thinking, lol! Then tonight I was out for a solo ride, nothing very long, right around 70 miles of backroads this evening. I'm cruisin' down a deserted backroad just before sunset, I looked to my left and there it was, that moment of clarity. It was riding right next to me, the vision of what I wanted, right there.. in the shadows.

Sorry to leave everyone hangin', but I'm not revealing anything until it's actually underway, to let the proverbial "cat" out of the bag would jinx it from the get go.

1 comment:

irondad said...

You big tease, you!