The big bike is packed and ready in the parking lot.
I look into the darkness and wonder what waits.
The things I know aren’t the scary ones…1400 miles of road. Wildlife. Errant cages. Killer heat. It’s the things I carry within me that I wonder about.
The sheer lust for the ride threatens to overwhelm me. Darkly male thoughts of the wife feed and reinforce that passion and remind me that I’m not as independent…or as civilized…as I like to think I am.
In the end though…I am what I am.
“Hey boss,” the big machine grumbles, “are you ready for this?”
“I don’t know babe. Let’s go and find out.”
I’ll see you on the road.