From the back of a motorcycle

Yesterday, my husband and I went for a ride on the bike with no destination in mind. It was fun to just ride back roads, then stop and try to figure out where we were with the GPS.

From the backseat of a motorcycle
We don’t have an intercom system, which means no talking and lots of time to think. I had a chance to think about goals, dreams and how to get to them. I had a chance to think about things that have bothered me, and try to figure out why they were an issue. I had time to just take in the world and enjoy living in the moment.

I saw plenty of things that made me laugh out loud. (My personal favorite was the Tennessee Vols fan who painted the fire hydrant by his drive way orange and white.) I saw the beauty of Middle Tennessee everywhere I looked. We encountered kind and friendly folks.

At one point, we peeled off the road to consult the GPS. A white minivan pulled up beside us, and a man checked to see if we were broken down. He explained that he rides too and just wanted to make sure we were okay. It made me happy in my heart to find kind people in this world.

One area we rode through, literally every person waved. It made me wish we weren’t so far from downtown Nashville… otherwise I’d insist we buy a house there to be around such friendly people!

On yet another positive note, for once we did NOT have anyone obviously not see us. Yay for safety! Keep your eyes open for motorcycles!

From the backseat of a motorcycle

It started to get dark, and the temperatures started to drop. Not dramatically, but enough that you could really feel it on the bike! We called it a day and headed home for dinner. I was a bit sad to see it end, but it just made me more ready for an upcoming road trip with friends.

Yes, I am getting into this whole motorcycle thing. Help us all, right? But I love that I’m growing to love something my husband is so passionate about… broadening my horizons and seeing things in a whole new way. Gotta appreciate that.

3 thoughts on “From the back of a motorcycle”

  1. Ummm, is this “my daughter”? She is getting into the motorcycle thing? Ha-ha!! As long you and Craig are doing things safely and it makes you both happy, I give it thumbs up all around. Here is to safety, fun and great pictures. So happy for you!!

    1. I know, right!? We are all about safety at all times. Jaunts like yesterday though are good at building my confidence. The more confident I am, the safer we are. My initial reaction is to fight things out of fear, but as I get more comfortable and confident I can relax and go with the flow… making the rides easier and safer. And much more fun! haha!

  2. You had a good time enjoying moment in life. Riding a bike with no destination sounds fun, but my dead-end job really drives me crazy wish I had time to think about dreams like you do. But you know what , I just live paycheck to paycheck that the whole reason why I couldn’t go on a trip. I wish I could make it some day.

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