Motorcycle Enthusiasts, and
With winter in full swing and dipping temperatures freezing the snot to my
little brothers nose, I am missing the feeling that I enjoy the most…well,
the feeling that I enjoy second to the feeling I enjoy the most. That
feeling of riding in the wind down an asphalt highway in Wyoming. The roar
of the V-Twin, the laughter, the commradre, and being around friends who
enjoy this too. The enjoyment of riding is what gets my juices flowing,
and when that happens look the fuck out. As I sit here at my desk watching
the snow cascade down, I dream of riding. Planning and setting things up
for a journey on my Road King with my friends consumes my days and nights.
I am guessing the this year the on Ground Hog day, Mr. Ground Hog came out
of his hole and saw Godzilla's shadow.
But with all of this sad, cold and dreary weather pressing down on us here
in southwestern Wyoming, there has been a couple of days that were close
enough to 40 degrees that a couple of us have fired up our scooters and
braved the chilling temperatures long enough to satisfy our hunger for
riding. January 23, was one such day. I fired up one of the choppers down
here at the shop, and skated it of the ice in our drive way to enjoy the
balmy 37 degree afternoon. It felt so good, reminiscent to prom night in
1979, no wait that was something else. Anyhow it felt very good to be back
in the saddle again. I had the feeling again and needed to share it with
somebody. Who could I share my experience with and have them understand
how I was feeling? My little brother, I'll tell him what I did, he should
understand and be jealous, I mean happy for me. So I called him up at his
place of employment, and here is how the conversation went....
Rich: Hello this is Rich...( he always answers the phone like this, why I
don't know )
Rich: Hey what are you doing?
John: Nuthin' man, do you have a calendar there in you office?
Rich: Yeah I think so....why?
John: What is the date ta-day?
Rich: Uhhmmm let's see... it is the 23rd of January.
Rich: Yep, I'm sure....
John: Dude mark down on this date in 2004 that I rode my scooter for the
first time this year!!!
Rich: What, you shithead, are you serious, it's freakin freezin' outside,
don't you ever work?
John: Of course....
Rich: Is that why you called me????
John: Yeah, Bro...
Rich: Okay shithead, thanks for rubbing it in.
John: Later Bro
Rich: See ya.....
This one of the longest conversations that we have ever had, at least that
I can remember. Soon it will be time for spring and riding season to
commence, and brother I am ready. Hopefully you guys out there are ready
too. Let's plan some trips, some weekend rides, some day trips, bar
hopping to see a few strippers, anything, I'll be there.
I haven't heard much from anybody in W.I.R.E. this winter, a few messages
from the Cheyenne, seems they were in Germany for a while protecting our
freedom, everyone else is pretty quite. We need to have a meeting soon and
talk about a few things, like direction. If anyone didn't get a W.I.R.E.
shirt let me know and we'll get you one......send us e-mail, photos, and