Just got home from four fun and relaxing sun-baked days in Phoenix area, hanging out with Rudy & Sue. Rode with Rudy on Sunday morning, then rode again (solo) on Tuesday morning. Ka-noodled around our Gold Canyon, Mesa, AZ “neighbourhood”. Definitley got the spring fever juices flowing. So, here is a Walt Whitman ditty to get your motor cranking! Bets on the first ride? Post them in the comments. I say April 9th.
Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune—I myself am good fortune;
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Strong and content, I travel the open road.
Allons! the road is before us!
It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well.
Allons! be not detain’d!
Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopen’d!
Let the tools remain in the workshop! let the money remain unearn’d!
Let the school stand! mind not the cry of the teacher!
-Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road