Live To Ride, Ride To Live

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vksdBSVAM6g[/youtube]
My wife and I and a good friend of ours rode just over 125 miles on Saturday. We hit a couple of scenic overlooks here and there, had a long conversation over breakfast in a roadside diner, dropped in on a couple of friends along the way, but mostly we were just out for the ride; the road itself was our destination.
This video made me appreciate what a precious experience I enjoyed this weekend. It might be, in the end, just a bank commercial, and the production treatment may seem cloying to some, but the story and real people it’s based on truly touched and inspire me. Of equal significance, the link was emailed to me by an old riding buddy of mine I haven’t seen in years. I hope we can all get together and manage 55 miles a day when we’re 80+.
Life’s like riding. The journey is the destination.

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  1. muthalovin Avatar

    I did 50 or so miles on Sunday. However, Cars and Coffee in Leander was my destination. Regardless of traffic and congestion, I still carried a mile-wide smile the entire time.

  2. IronBallsMcG Avatar
    IronBallsMcG

    I did about 170 Sunday morning. Unfortunately 50+MPH wind gusts blew the fun away, otherwise I might have spent all day on the road. The wife had to work, but my local piece of the Great River Road called.
    I did get to see Popeye before I headed home.
    <img src="http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/206368_1798020723325_1623974825_1679732_7621027_n.jpg"width=500&gt;

  3. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    That might just be the coolest commercial ever.
    The group that hangs out here at Hooniverse & Toasters, never ever ceases to amaze me. I hope when we are all old and decrepit someone suddenly yells "Let's drunkcast!!"

  4. Feds_II Avatar
    Feds_II

    Still too cold and dirty here, though I did buy all of my tune up stuff. Should knock it off this weekend, and be ready when the weather warms up.
    Finally booked my G2 exit as well (since the gubmint was thret-nin to take my license away if I did-nuh). June 10 is an enforced-biking-weekend (a.k.a. rider course with test at the end…).

  5. Black Steelies Avatar

    My bike sits in the basement at home still waiting on a brake rebuild. No rush at all because I my daily grind is up in Rochester and I don't want to keep a motorcycle up here. I'm sure the itch will come soon when it starts to feel great to be outdoors.
    Good news is the reggie just came in the mail. She looks so nice with a new sticker!

  6. chrystlubitshi Avatar
    chrystlubitshi

    awesome video. i (personally) do not have a cycle endorsement… but i've ridden a few dirt bikes… and would love to get something small (to start with) to put-put around on. however, i work with one of the VPs of the BMW rider association, she coordinates plans for all the national rallies… and i know a lot of people who ride. hell… my parents did prior to my mom gettin' all "in the situation" with my older brother…
    bikes are beautiful and cool. some day joe, some day…

    1. Black Steelies Avatar

      Get on it! I was in your position last summer. Negligible rider experience at all and now I'm signing up for a MSF course at the local college. It helps to have someone to ride with, though. If my buddy didn't get his motorcycle I wouldn't have looked so seriously.

  7. IronBallsMcG Avatar
    IronBallsMcG

    Finally got to watch the video. Absolutely beautiful.

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