Not many weeks ago it was off to work in the dark. I leave for work before 7am but today there was a strange light in the sky
The monsoons stopped the other day and the temps have been dipping to near freezing. Yesterday I had hoped to ride to work but I had to scrape my windshield so on the side of caution, I stuck to the safety of 4 wheels. This morning I looked outside and saw frost on the roof of the carport next door but I checked the ground and it seemed dry, so off to work I went
As I navigated my way to my office, I noticed the white frost on the roofs of the houses along the way so I tried to make smooth movements . When I got to my parking spot I noticed the Honda Shadow was already there. We have 3 riders at our Company. The other Harley will show up later in the Spring.
It is also a good feeling to leave work before sunset. I am one of the last to leave as you can see from the lack of other vehicles. If only we kept daylight savings time all year around to have more light after work. I only wear my Olympia Hi-Viz Orange jacket during the winter. It is not as bulky as other riding jackets as the liner has a body heat type of foil liner which traps internal heat which keeps you warm(er). I forgot to zip in the pant liner and it was a bit cool without it
As I ride I forget about all my troubles, my mind goes blank, and I only think for the moment; which lane to be in, where to turn, when to upshift, who to pass & who to follow. If I didn't have to be at work . . .
I think I could have just kept going . . .