Saturday, November 29, 2008

If only for an hour or so

Sometimes I simply get in this overwhelming funk.  My thoughts about the lives of those I hold dear and the seemingly desperate situations that each faces drives me to a sense of nothingness. At times like this, I simply get done only what absolutely needs done.  Even so, I go with the motion but I am not experiencing life.  

However, I am so grateful for all that I get to experience.  The high today was a cloudy 43 and deep inside the desire to ride wrestled with the funkiness.  11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 but I couldn't get up and go.  3:00 came with the thought that it is so late (getting dark by 4:30) that I shouldn't even bother.  Yet, by 3:10 I put the dogs up, geared up in leather chaps, the heavy leather riding jacket, Gerbings glove but nothing connected.  I topped off the Connie and stayed on back roads south of the south suburbs of Chicago.  At one point, I purposely rode awhile on gravel.  The Connie doesn't track very well in gravel and feels cumbersome.  Yet, riding on gravel is something to challenge my sense of comfort with.

I got home around 4:45, a little chilled on the outside.  But my soul was fed by the road and the landscape.  It was a good ride. 


Cornbread said...

Hey Jeffry!
Just stopped by to say hello.
It's warm and raining here in Georgia. No riding for me today.

Glad to hear you got out in the wind a little bit even if it was cold. Take care!! Cornbread

bobskoot said...


I know what you mean. Yesterday it was just pouring (rain), but I went out anyway. did my Saturday errands and felt refreshed to be on 2 wheels. with the slick roads you have to be carefull how much you lean, but it felt good. I got home brought my wet leather gloves into the house to dry out, and today they are still wet

Lady Ridesalot said...

Hey Jeffry! I noticed you're following my blog. Welcome! I thought I would come over and check it out. I'm from the Midwest myself, so I like making connections with "Home folks".

Glad you took the ride. It sounded like you needed a little dose of "road therapy" as I like to call it.

Hopefully, I can help you weather burdened riders with a little joy riding through the winter. Ride on and ride safe!