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Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I have seen this phrase quite often in the past few weeks on other posts written by my fellow bloggers. Harley and I got a pillow that has this on it for Christmas one year. I thought it was kind of funny that this particular phrase kept coming up, so I thought I would share one of MY therapy sessions with you.

Since I have been blogging and reading blogs, I notice that a lot of you are in the North. Because the weather in your region is not very motorcycle friendly right now, many of you are chomping at the bit to get out there and enjoy riding again. I do feel a little guilty, about being able to ride and enjoy the nice 67 degree, sunny days, when some of you are still shoveling snow, or just to cold to go out yet. So, I wanted to send a little Alabama sunshine out your way and let you all know, that the warmer weather is coming and your riding days will soon be here.

This is one of our favorite roads to ride on. It has great big sweeping curves, and then some nice long straight stretches. You get the best of both worlds. I love to challenge my skills with curvy roads because they are usually more fun to ride on. Under the same token, it's fun to "open it up" now and then and feel the wind hit you hard while you cut through the air! This area has big rolling pastures and small creeks running close to the road, and it's funny to watch the cows or horses stop chewing their hay to watch you ride by. The ride we took this past Saturday was sunny and the air was still a bit crisp on your face as you rode. It was very invigorating! Things still look brown from the winter, but you can see a lot of new green growth and the promise of Spring color is everywhere.Someone asked me one time how I was able to put so many miles on my bike, when it didn't seem like I went on that many trips. Well, when you go out every Saturday or Sunday and ride an average of 200 miles or so, it doesn't take long. Then you can throw in a couple 1,000 mile trips during the summer, and going to Bike Events in the surrounding area, it all adds up.

But who counting! I love to ride my motorcycle! It really does allow me stress release. Nothing else matters, while your on that machine, but you and the road! Let's see....average tank of gas vs. one visit to the Doctor. I don't think it takes a mental giant to figure this one out. So, the next time your wondering if the Doctor is in, my bet is he's out riding his motorcycle. Ride on, Ride Free! Lady R.


Ronman said...

I agree 100% pretty lady. Nothing better than getting out there and putting some miles on the scooter to cure what ailes ya.

Ride Safe


Lady Ridesalot said...

Hey Ronman, I read where you went riding this weekend too. Isn't it great? That Hwy. 231 sure does stretch a long way! Lady R.

"Joker" said...

I'm still not there yet...but I'm getting closer every day! Hopefully by the first week of April! It's a bitch going 6 months without a ride on your "psychiatrist!"

Lady Ridesalot said...

Joker, Sorry your still waiting for your appointment. Is your leg better? Hopefully, it won't give you any trouble when your able to crank up your motor. I can't imagine waiting 6 months to ride! I'd be in Brice's by now. (that's Alabama's State Mental Hospital!) Ride soon! Lady R.

FLHX_Dave said...

You nailed it. I am a extremely restless person. A bike is not cheap and sometimes I wondered if I had over done it when I bought my first. I have found that I actually save money. Might sound stupid but I don't spend money on alot of things trying to keep myself content. I don't constantly feel like I am trying to punch my way out. If I am upset about something I just take off. When I come back everything is fine.

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