I have all of this week off, so thought I’d go for a ride. Head-cold meant I couldn’t leave yesterday and change of plans by the kiddo I have to be back Thursday, but that still leaves me 3 full days to ride.

I had no plans except to go somewhere that I felt comfortable riding to. Given I’ve only been riding 4 months and have only had my BMW 3 weeks, I decided I’m probably not ready for the coast roads. I initially thought Jindabyne but friends reminded me that it’s probably still icy and full of skiers…

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I grabbed a copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance today – a book I haven’t read for maybe 20 years, and that I was too young and inexperienced to understand the first time around.

I’m a page in, and it completely nails what I love about being on the back of a bike (and maybe one day on the front):

You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other. In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that

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