The sound of rolling thunder has been replaced by the quiet hum of my engine.
I feel the heat of the asphalt rising up to my face. My thoughts drift away as I start to clear my mind. I make a turn, leaning into it, slightly twisting the throttle. Then… I draw a blank.
The next day I crank up my bike again. I take the same route. The same thoughts cloud my mind. I lean into the same curve. Again, I draw a blank.
This plays out over and over again in my mind. I try changing my route the next day, but I reach the same result. Even if I take a different turn along the way, I end up on the same road and go blank as I lean into that turn.
Today it was raining so I decided to skip riding, yet, I found myself on that same road and turn. This time I see a gathering of all my biker friends and family. Hundreds of bikes are parked along the side of the road. A cross is staked into the ground just a few feet from the crowd. I try to read the name on the cross but it is blurred. I see my family, friends, and loved ones all gathered around crying. “Why is everyone crying,” I yell? No one pays attention to me.
“I’ll get their attention. I’ll crank up my brother’s bike. He loves that bike. No one can touch it.” But nothing happens. His headlamp flickers. I see that he looks over to me, then the sky. I hear him whisper: “ride the Heavens my brother. Until we meet again.”
Please, Watch Out for Bikes. We are no different than you. We just prefer two wheels over four.
Alexander, aka MC Atty, is avid motorcycle rider and has written numerous books including motorcycle related books. Click here for the Author page and list of available books.