July 24, 2013

A kata of steel and stillness...


The moon hung low and heavy in the morning sky, a silvery beacon amidst an inky expanse of darkness.  The wind moaned and howled like some distant wolf song across an arctic tundra, while the road stetched before me, a velvety darkness edged in white, dotted with the ocassional red tail light like winking eyes, as the tarmac raced and blurred beneath me.

I know why they often refer to a motorcyclist as a pilot, because it was if I was flying, cocooned in darkness, a part of teh world, yet alone, reflective, at peace.  Mindfulness and motion, a place of stillness as the world spins by, its turmoil, its pain, its confusion all fogotten for a time as it and I become one - a single mote that is an intrinsic part of all, and perspective, that precious gift, is regained anew.

Life is short.  Live.

March 28, 2013

And time goes by...

Well, it has definitely been a while, and more than a few milestones have passed by, but while I've popped small status updates on facebook pretty frequently I have been lamentably recalcitrent in updating this blog.

I've passed the 25,000 km mark a week or two ago, and will have been riding for a year come Monday, and I've been commuting into the city every day for quite some time now.  No major scares or incidents yet thankfully, but it pays to always be alert, aware, and cautious.  Defensive riding - something I will always strive to be better at...

Not a big update, but I do plan to be a bit more proactive in blogging again if I can.  :)

Keep on riding folks...