Sep 14, 2011

Runkle needs a bath....

Today marks only the second time I've taken Runkle out since my big trip.  I haven't washed him yet and the bugs, dirt, and grim call out to me like a nagging mother.  I must make the time.  The weather is starting to turn here in Portland, OR.  The clouds have come and the rains aren't far behind.  This is the time of year that separates the riders from the posers.   I love riding in the rain since it feels like more of a challenge yet I'm still just a poser.

There are a lot of things that have been going through my mind since my long ride to Texas.  It seems like a lifetime ago.  On the way to Texas I thought, "I want to do this for a living!"  and on the way back from Texas I thought, "Please just let me make it home so I can park this thing!"  Now, a month out all I want is to get back on the bike and ride somewhere, anywhere for a week or two.  I think I'd bring a friend this time so camping wouldn't be such a chore (i.e. so I wouldn't be too chicken to camp).

I'm headed to Texas on Friday (flying!) and will be there for almost a week.  I'm not really excited to be seeing things from the car but hopefully I'll still get to meet and greet people.  There's just something about being on a bike though that makes people feel better about talking to strangers.  In my paranoid mind I personally think it's because no one has ever heard of someone being abducted on a motorcycle.  (Although I am up for the challenge.)   If I meet anyone or see anything grand I'll let ya'll know.  In the meantime, stay safe and above all else, be happy and laugh every chance you get!


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