Thursday, December 30, 2021
Riding a motorcycle in the snow
I hesitate posting this because the last time I posted a picture of me riding my motorcycle in the snow someone sent it to the cops trying to get me in trouble. This isn't my first rodeo. I used to ride full seasons when I was 20. I have rope on my tires that act like homemade chains. I don't go fast but I'm like a little bulldozer in the snow. I don't do wheelies, ride recklessly or do stunts but I do ride in the snow. That's my thing. When I was young I was a bit more fearless. I'd grasp on tight with my hands and use my legs for kicking myself up if I start to go down. Now that I'm old I put rope on the ties. Then I feather the throttle and clutch skillfully. It's a lot more controlled now.
When I get to work a coworker comes up to me with her phone and says hey, is this you? I laugh and say yeah, who else would it be? Turns out the driver of a snow plow filmed me on his phone and sent it to her. She was like, hey I know that guy. Then another coworker said I filmed you on the way in today too and sent it to me. I brought a camera with me but it wasn't safe to use.
This morning the snow on the side streets was very deep. It was very difficult to ride on. It was much easier after the snow plows had gone past. When I went down the hill on 96th Avenue there was a line up of cars stuck going up the hill coming from the other direction. When I started to go up the hill on the other side, the road had been plowed and I made it up no problem. Peace.