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Instincts…

Instincts. We have ’em…in spades. Problem is we’re taught from birth to ignore them…those “feelings” and warnings dismissed as primitive and unsuitable in civilized society. We also seem to have recently acquired a good dose of “entitlement”…we SHOULD be safe…anytime … Continue reading

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I wonder…

I wonder if they think about me…later…the ones that almost kill me… They run me out of my lane or pull out in front of me without looking. Some run up on my tail at speeds that make it impossible … Continue reading

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Weary…

A balmy Texas fall morning…one of those that stirs the soul…and summons the demons…the predawn light and racing clouds adding an atmosphere of adventure…or perhaps menace…depending on my interpretation of it. It’s difficult…this morning….that my perception won’t settle for one … Continue reading

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The Light-Side of the Dark

Fuel management…it’s a thing…especially when your range before reserve maxes out at 140 miles or so… My normally aggressive throttle habits and the “not conservative” speed limits found here can radically shorten that range. In a state where I can … Continue reading

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Never gonna stop…

Sleep wouldn’t come. The Dragon called. I tweaked the wife on the butt, rolled out of bed, and quietly dressed. It was time to ride. Something’s at the edge of your mind You don’t know what it is… Weaving through … Continue reading

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The Race…

I pulled the big cruiser up to the light…just to the right of a Dodge Viper. Gorgeous hunk of iron…or plastic…or whatever it is. Doesn’t really matter. Nice form. Art in motion. Art sitting still for that matter. It had … Continue reading

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Of Monsters and Men

A long night run home. Always pleasant…the magic of the Texas sky, the cool air, the powerful machine responding to the whims of my soul and fractional, precision inputs to the controls, and a warm and willing woman waiting at … Continue reading

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Empowered…

Last week I posted a story about rage, conflict, and fear. This one is about empowerment. *** Banging north on US 75, downtown behind me, as fast as the traffic would allow, I came upon a disabled car. Newer mid-sized … Continue reading

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Well that was unexpected…

Leaving work this evening I ran into construction on one way out of downtown, an accident on another, and I don’t even know what was going on the third way I tried. So…I created a 4th way…and ended up in … Continue reading

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I’m shoveling…something alright…

Bleary eyed and idly sipping my coffee…I stood there eyeballing the news. It was grim. Folks all over the country were shoveling their way out of extreme weather. I sighed. Gonna be one of those days is it? Following the … Continue reading

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