Dodging the RoadkillClarksville, Tn — Well, the first day of Spring arrived here in Tennessee and it snowed.  We’ve come to just “expect the unexpected” here when it comes to the weather.  

Just last weekend, I rode with a pack of brothers and it was 80 degrees.  On Monday, we were back to freezing temperatures.  On Wednesday, it snowed off and on most of the day.

Dear Mother Nature:  You’re drunk!  Go Home!

All throughout the winter months, I’ve heard from so many of you who live in parts of the country where it gets BRUTALLY cold.  In fact, your window of opportunity to actually RIDE your motorcycle is not that great. 

I’ve had messages from many bikers in colder parts of the country, who tell me it’s still in the 20’s and in fact, right now on the east coast, they’re covered in snow and dangerous conditions.

But we’re ALL waiting on the GOOD stuff!  So while, for now, we take every opportunity to get a little “seat time,” we know that the GOOD STUFF isn’t that far away.

What IS the good stuff? 

Sunshine, blue skies, green trees, fresh country air and the brotherhood of bikers on their journey, with no particular destination in mind.  My PERFECT riding weather is temperatures in the mid sixties, blue skies and the open road. 

The “Good Stuff” is not that far away for those of us here in my part of the country.  I really love seeing all the bikers getting out after being cooped up all winter.  They’re like beautiful butterflies, bursting out of their cocoon, fluttering all over the countryside, with no particular place to go.

We can’t wait to show our beautiful new colors and to sprout our wings and “fly” for a while, because you know we haven’t let the cold weather months go by without working on our bikes.

Oh Yeah!

We’ve been buying things for the bike.  Got to stay busy over the winter if we can’t ride.  So we’ll see some new pipes, maybe new tires, new LED lights?  Huh?   Huh?

Maybe some new paint.  A new seat. New saddle bags,  SOMETHING!  We didn’t just lay around all winter and not pay our bikes any attention. I think it’s a law or something. 

I don’t know.  Maybe we’re just bored and HAVE to be around our motorcycle just to make it through the winter, but whatever it is, when the “good stuff” gets here, WE’RE GONNA BE READY!