I Wish I Hadn’t Seen That

Written by admin. Posted in 2010 Stories From the Road

I wish I hadn’t seen that and then again maybe it was good that I did. Leaving work the day before I plan to leave, traveling the frontage road of I-25 and there it was. Traffic backed up on the interstate for 2 miles both directions. I am kind of use to it and that is why I travel the frontage roads and the back roads, this stretch of interstate always has wrecks and backups especially around rush hour. I wasn’t ready for it this time though. As I got closer to the flashing lights of the ambulances, firetrucks and cop cars I saw it. Motorcycle upside down and in the ditch, two other motorcycles upright and parked on the side of the road. I couldn’t look and just drove on bye. Great, just what I needed the day before I leave, a bad omen. Wait; maybe it was wake up call, I know I have been riding stupid lately, way to fast, not paying attention, showing off way too much, taking chances!
I always valued myself as a safe rider, but lately I have gotten cocky, need to slap myself and review my own rules.

I have this simple outline in my riding diary and review it daily before each ride, it is just an outline but each note means a lot.

Time to leave, not ready, not packed, can’t seem to let the work go. Ride, work, which one is going to win?

I want the ride to win, but little signs keep telling me that work is going to follow me on this trip.

Have to cut this one short, need to finish packing, you know the little rolls of clothes wrapped tight in rubber bands, finish checking out the bike, finish some last minute work emails and get ready for my date.

Date? Oh yeah, I have a date with a nurse out west, for now we will just call the nurse “Red Fox”. West, over the mountains, I know Sturgis isn’t west from here but what a way to start this years trip and head into the Rockies!

I rode up the hill so I could see. When I got there, I saw I could ride on and see more.”

 

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Comments (8)

  • Curious Badger

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    The beginning of your travels sounds like it should be the start of a movie, with heat rising from the highway, traffic stopped and flashing lights ahead, accompanied by a sound track of slow beating drums. As you pass by the carnage of lives wrecked, the scene moves to slow motion as you ride through the police activity to the other side, and freedom. As you pick up speed and reflect, you smile because you know you have been reminded in a not so subtle way, what is important, and what is not. Now the journey can really begin.

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  • Warrior Stripes

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    Excellent Diary Page. Remember don’t drive faster than your guardian angels can fly….even if you think that gremlin bell isn’t keeping all the evil away 🙂

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  • singstothehorse

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    It’s sad to get a reminder “in that way,” but a reminder it is. The diary page of reminders is great! Good that you can review frequently, & good that you can “slap” yourself when needed. ha ha,

    I’m pretty certain the ride has already won! Great Rolling Stones told Two Feathers to ‘ride now,’ & Two Feathers will show us that nothing will interfere in his search for the place of the metal horse.

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  • Unoleak

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    Can’t seem to get my password. I keep getting an internal server error. WTF? Help!

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    • admin

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      Sorry to all about the issues with commenting. The deal is you wouldnt believe how many people are trying to sell viagra, cheap cigs and penis enhancement drugs on this blog site. The only way I currently have to block them is by manually approving all comments at night when I get logged on. Please don’t let that stop anyone from posting, I will get them approved as fast as I can!! Cole

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  • Swiftwater

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    Grandfather says there is a reason for all things. You were meant to see the wounded warrior who had fallen from the steel horsr to remind you of your own mortality. It is not your time to go and to have this reminder is the Spirit’s way of telling you there is much to live for and much rests in your hands.

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  • Truthseeker

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    I believe some of the confusion regarding the comments is that they don’t appear on the user’s end until it has been approved by Admin. If you don’t see your comment by the next day there might be an issue. Otherwise, I think all is well.

    Swiftwater has it right Two Feathers…. much rests in your hands oh great storyteller. Can’t wait for tomorrow!!

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  • Seago

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    Hey Cole,
    Ijust finished reviewing Your 2009 Trip! Man this is way to Kool! Adios
    Seago

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