Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Yes, She Really Does Have A Motorcycle

For those of you who are taking a look at my blog for the first time, my title and descriptor might be cause for confusion. I mention a motorcycle yet post pictures of cowboy butts, carrots and chicks.

When I started this site, nearly three years ago, I was all about the motorcycle. Riding to Texas for lunch was not unusual and spending two weeks out on the road was commonplace. Times, they are a changin'.

I've always been one to have a myriad of interests. Some stay with me, like correspondence, and others drift away, like watching neighbors through the telescope. Motorcycling took over my life when I got my first bike in 2000. In 2001, I discovered that I like to ride far. Really far and for a long time. Long-distance motorcycling was my life's mainstay. It filled me with an energy I didn't know existed. It fed my soul, which at times, was a dark, bottomless pit. It was a substitute for a few things that were lacking in my life, such as a child. I've accepted that I'll be childless and that my motorcycle isn't really a baby. It was a stop-gap of sorts but I've come to terms with it all. It just took me 84,000 miles, but I got there.

My life is now being lived with a purpose of different sorts. I'm living intentionally for the first time in many, many years. I'm glad that this is all coming into perspective before I turn 40 next month. I'd like to think I've already had my mid-life crisis, so that craziness is behind me. One can only hope!

So, regarding the GirlOnAGlide... that is still me, for the time being. I gave myself that moniker because of the bike I ride, an Electra Glide Standard. That's a Harley for those of you who aren't familiar with motorcycles. I basically took the last year off from riding so it was really eating at me that I still called myself GOAG. I'm still trying to determine a new title that will encompass more of who I am. It will come to me or I'll finally decide that a name like that really isn't important. At any rate, I will need, and I do want, a new title for this site. I expect it to come to me while I'm watching chicks peck at sand or butterflies gather on flowers I've planted just for them. A quiet epiphany. Hey, I kinda like that one.

For those who do wonder, is she still riding? I can say yes. I rode on Saturday, as a matter of fact. One of my current interests is beekeeping and I attended a class sponsored by a local county extension office. It was a gorgeous day and riding to the class was more than I could resist.


Blogger dylien said...

The name will come I am sure and we will be able to read it, I'll still recognise you though :)

April 18, 2006 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Dave2 said...

I've been too busy, and haven't made it out yet. It's killing me, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait. :-)

April 18, 2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

For the last month I've been Boy On Old Guzzi Enjoying Riding...er...uh.
Oh crap, That's BOOGER, isn't it?

April 18, 2006 11:20 PM  
Blogger bricotrout said...

i hope you find a worthy name, and i like 'quiet epiphany' too. glad to know youre finding some purpose. thats a good thing to have. congrats!

April 19, 2006 6:14 PM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

Neat post! Driving to Texas for lunch...wow!
Nice that you are comfortable with who and where you are.
Still a cool bike tho.

April 22, 2006 2:28 PM  

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