Today the temperature in Chicagoland was a whopping 35 degrees and the sun was shining. What does one do when there is a heat wave in February.....take a motorcycle ride. My friend Mark loves to ride his motorcycle and has a bad case of cabin fever.
Today I went for a ride with him. I have not been on a motorcycle in 31 years. The last time I rode I had to met the guy a few blocks from my house because my Mom forbid me to get on a motorcycle. Plus she always hated the guys I dated. Somehow she still knew I got on that motorcycle and told me all about it when I got home that night. It was the last time I got on a motorcycle and dated that guy.
I know today she was turning and yelling at me from her grave. Sorry Mom but I am 51 years of age and just survived 5 heart attacks so I need some excitement in my life.
I wore Mark's extra Leather Jacket, Chaps, Helmet and had layers of warm clothes on so all the safety clothing was covered and I did stay warm. The past week I researched being a passenger so I had an idea what I was suppose to do. Mark explained what he wanted from me and off we went.
We rode for about an hour which is a good time for a newbie. I am sure the people in the cars were looking at us and saying "those two are nuts". I bet some were jealous and envious that we were riding and they were not.
I can understand why Mark loves to ride, I have to confess it was peaceful, scary and
thrilling all at the same time.
Hopefully I was a good passenger and this was the first of many rides with Mark.
This is a photo of Mark's bike by Lake Michigan last year. I wish I had my camera with today and taken a photo because it would of been a great contrast to the warm sunny day of this photo.
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