ON SUNDAY WE WERE ALL UP EARLY GETTING READY TO RIDE TO ANGEL FIRE. IT WAS DARK,DISMAL AND RAINING. I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH RAINGEAR WAS APPEARING OUT OF NOWHERE. WE HAD ABOUT 50 BIKES AND 6 BACK-UP VECHICLES. EVEN WITH THE RAIN NO ONE WAS BACKING OUT. SUDDENLY A HALF-DOZEN BIKES WITH LIGHTS AND SIRENS GOING PULLED INTO PARKING LOT. AS I TURNED AND PUT MY HANDS ON THE WALL I WAS TOLD IT WAS COOL THEY WERE OUR ESCORT. YEP THE TAOS POLICE DEPARTMENT WERE GIVING US AN ESCORT THROUGH THE CITY.… Continue
WELL TO START OUT I LIKE LONG RIDES BUT I DON'T RIDE THEM LIKE I USED TO. I USED TO GET ON AND RIDE TILL I GOT THERE, ONLY STOPPING EVERY 175 MILES OR SO FOR GAS, SOMETIMES RIDING 20 OR MORE HOURS STRAIGHT TILL I GOT THERE. NOW I ENJOY THE JOURNEY AS WELL AS THE TRIP. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN YOU ASK. WELL IT MEANS NOW I TAKE MY TIME, STOPPING WHEN I WANT WHERE I WANT. I SEE THINGS ALONG THE WAY, I CHECK OUT BACKROADS AND PLACES THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY ON THE DIRECT ROUTE, PLUS I REST AND RELAX SO… Continue
JUST A TRAVEL SUGGESTION FOR ALL. IF YOU EVER HAVE A CHANCE TO HIT NORTHERN NEW MEXICO AREA, TAOS,SANTA FE, LAS VEGAS. TAKE A SIDETRIP TO ANGEL FIRE, IT SATARTED OUT AS A PRIVATE MEMORIAL BUILT BY A FAMILY IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON, A MARINE KIA IN VIETNAM. IT HAS HAD SO MANY VISITORS IT HAS BECOME A STATE AND FEDERAL MEMORIAL. OF THE GROUP I RODE WITH THERE WASN'T ANYONE WHO DIDN'T HAVE TO USE SOME KLEENEX, A SHIRTSLEEVE OR A RAG OF SOME KIND. IT WAS A VERY SPIRITUAL AND MOVING PLACE [MUCH AS THE… Continue
Added by GYPSEYMIKE on September 10, 2009 at 7:37pm —
It's a slow day in a little East Texas town. The sun is beating down,
and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and
everybody lives on credit...
On this particular day a rich tourist from back east is driving
through town. He stops at the motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying
he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the
As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the bill… Continue
It used to be that all bikers shared a common bond, an unspoken code of ethics and behavior that transcended words and was built on actions. There was never a bible written on this Biker's Code and there was no need for such. But the times are a-changin' and there seems to be a lot of new riders out there.
These days the riders you see blastin' down the road are just as likely to be clad in shorts and sneakers as jeans and engineer boots. And the roughest, toughest-looking biker you… Continue
(NIV) PROVERBS 3:3-6...(3) Let love and faithfulness never leave you; blind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. (4) Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and men. (5) Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (6) in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. PROVERBS 3:13-20...(13) Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, (14) for she is more profitable… Continue
Added by STILL LOOKN. on September 4, 2009 at 4:21pm —