Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Two Wheels BETTER than Four

A    L    O    H    A  !
" To be free 
is not merely 
to cast off one's 
chains,
 but to live 
in a way that 
respects and enhances
 the freedom 
of others. "

 Mandella










" If 
you make friends
 with yourself 
you will never 
be alone. "

 Maxwell Maltz









" I am so glad that
you are here. . .
It helps me realize
how beautiful
my world is. "

Goethe






=^..^=




 One drives a car. 
One rides a motorcycle; 
Like a horse.

One is inside a car; 
One rides upon
 a motorcycle.

Drivers turn a wheel. 
Riders lean 
& wheel 
into turns
like a hawk, or a surfer.

On two wheels we enjoy 
mastery, 
we are part of 
nature, 
 and of the 
Flow,
smells, 
warmth,
cool.
Rain.
Sun.

On two wheels 
we truly pray,
 and forget ourselves 
for a time;

While
completely present,
absorbed,
exultant.

On motorcycles, 
I am soon happy
 and singing.

I agree with 
Marcus T. Cicero:
  " Rashness belongs 
to youth; 
prudence to old age. "

I am in  
the sweet-spot 
savoring both, 
Happy to have 
many air miles,
many experiences 
and memories
along the road
 I've ridden.





You notice things on a bike

" There are old pilots, 
and bold pilots,
 but no old
AND bold pilots. "

Aviation Maxim

I've been a licensed 
Motorcyclist
44 Years.

Cars came later.

They are VERY different:
If you take up riding,
or have been garaged
all winter,
remember
the eyes
in the back of your 
head.

Remember
that you are
invisible
and ultimately
responsible
for your own safety.

Turn the odds
in your favor,
stay out of the grease patch
in the middle of the lane
(esp at red lights)

Ride at your own pace
as I do.

Always look beyond
the bumper in front.

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/V\
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                     Warmly, cloudia


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17 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous pics and quotes.
Love that kitty!

xoxox,
CC

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Ride safely Cloudia!

Anonymous said...

Don't let kitty jump!
Happy cruising around, stay safe, too.
DrumMajor

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful clicks and quotes :)

TexWisGirl said...

love that - air miles. :)

Brian Miller said...

live in a way that enhances the lives and freedoms of others...i so jive with that top quote....

aloha from va

EriKa Napoletano said...

I always like very much your quotes, dear Cloudia.Wish you a nice life. Erika from Italy.

Cloudia said...

Ciao & Thanks, my jolly Friends!

magiceye said...

Ride on!!! Ride safe!! Ride hard!!

Namaste /\ from a Mumbai biker!
Aloha to an Hawaiian biker!!

Elephant's Child said...

Love that cat.
And memories of riding. Thank you.

Karen S. said...

And I see so much more walking! :)

Cloudia said...

Thanks!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Yes. Always peace and smiles when I visit you!
Aloha, sistah!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

William Kendall said...

Being a cat person, that kitty's gorgeous!

Mandela's wisdom is profound.

Fireblossom said...

As Redd Fox used to say, "I'm coming to join ya honey!" (biking, that is!)

Adam said...

nice quotes

claude said...

Very nice post, Cloudia.
Aloha, Cloudia !