How Time Fly's

March 03, 2014  •  1 Comment

How time fly's.  

The older we get the faster time goes by. Except for these long record breaking winters in Indiana that last forever.

Can you remember  back in the day when you couldn't wait for Christmas time? and it took forever to get here. Now you better start thinking about next Christmas early or it sneaks up on you and gone before you know it. 

This post wasn't meant to be about Christmas it's about " TIME " and how we all have one thing in common, that is we all have a limited amount no matter your background or status from the unemployed to the most wealthy and powerful you can't buy it, "time that is" you can't buy it and none of us know exactly how much we have left.
The moral of the story is don't put off doing the things you would like to do today because there's no guarantee that you get time to do it later. The only factor that makes it happen is you and your decision to do it,  "go for it". 

I talk to a lot of people that have convinced themselves that they can't ride out to Colorado or Sturgis. "Bull!!" I say I am not buying it sell it some place else. I promise if you can ride around here all day you can straighten it out and get somewhere. I will use my friend Diana as the example. She's the hot blonde in the pictures. Diana was worried and told me she didn't think she could ride all the way to Sturgis. I told Diana if you can ride to Brown County then over to Bloomington and back home you can ride for an hour at a time. Diana agreed she could ride for an hour no problem. Do that with us 5 or 6 times and we we will be half way to Sturgis. Then do it again and your there. After several of these conversations Diana had developed some faith in my reasoning. 

August was here before we knew it and it was time to go west. The plan was to meet some friends from out of town at the Baymont on Brookville rd. I can't remember if the plan was to be ready at 7:30 or 8:00 am. There was 3 or 4 bikes not counting Diana and my own bike, plus a truck and trailer pulling 2 bikes from Ohio. After a few wake up calls from our cell phones and the front desk, the party animals got up and started looking for the shower shoe that one of them had left in the lobby the night before. Regardless of the lost flip flop we were late and Diana was getting a little antsy as was I. So off to a late start but all was good and 740 miles and 1 rain storm later at around 9:00 pm we arrived in Sioux City Iowa. 

It rained so hard cars and trucks pulled off the interstate!

 


Day 2 on the road bright and early. If you haven't been west of Des Moines Iowa you should know that 88 or 87 octane fuel is all you can get so take some octane boost if you need to. What ever you do when the group stops for fuel do not refuse to put 88 octane in your bike, Greg! You have no choice! Or you can refuse so everybody can stop at the next exit and ride 8 miles off the interstate looking for better fuel only to discover that that's it just like you were told 88 octane. Anyway glad we could satisfy your doubt in our experience, Greg! Off we go let's get to Sturgis. Diana was riding like a champ and before you know it we are at the Worlds Smallest Biker Bar in New Underwood South Dakota just east of Sturgis.

Soon after that we split off from Diana. She was going to stay in Custer while we stayed at the Buffalo Chip.

After a couple of days we met up with Diana and she was overwhelmed by the Blackhills scenery and atmosphere in and around Sturgis. Diana told me she had been to numerous rallies around Daytona and Myrtle Beech and that she would never have to go back that she would come to Sturgis from now on.

Diana never worried about riding that far again and when it was time to head back home I could not have had a better riding partner all the way back to Indy.

So stop making excuses and let's ride!


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Diana(non-registered)
Rick, you brought tears to my eyes and goose bumps to my body. What a ride indeed. You and Carla made the experience, thank you very much. I love you guys.
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