Monday, November 02, 2009

Time for a Break

When you write a blog there isn't really a time frame in terms of length of posts or months or years (has it been that long?) you can keep writing . What I mean is, you can keep doing it as long as you like. As long as it holds your interest. No one tells you when to begin, and no one tells you when to punch the proverbial time clock.

The rides are as good as they've ever been. In fact, through the riding group I'm involved with, there seems to be a fairly local discovery of some roads just off the beaten path of a main artery I've written about in the past. Highway 9 out of Avon.

Getting on two wheels is always a refreshing experience. A revitalizing internal thing. Yet writing feels like it's beginning to become harder and harder not to rehash each ride into the same general experiences.

To me they're always new. But there are only so many ways you can rewrite how good it makes you feel just to be out there. To feel the bike underneath you. To hear the unique drone of that little Vespa engine as you wander toward the best riding roads.

I'm not the type of person with a need to refresh the experience of riding in some new way just to keep the joy in it. I'm content where I am. I'm content with who I am. While I'd certainly like to be able to ride more, I wouldn't trade what fills my life in place of riding for it.

So I'll lay this little page in the ether on hold. Maybe until the spring. Unless something really good just has to be shared.

May your lust for the road be matched by the steed that carries you



cpa3485 said...

harv, whenever you get the urge to write, just do it. I, for one, have always enjoyed reading your words. You seem to have a keen insight into riding and life. I know you will have a hard time getting out and riding in you neck of the woods and I am sorry for that. I will keep trying to ride as much as I can.
Just don't stay away for too long.

bobskoot said...


When something begins to become a chore then perhaps it's best to take a step backwards. We don't need extra pressure in our lives. We have enough stress as it is without adding to the burden.

It also depends upon your focus, what you planned to achieve, the original goal of writing this blog in the first place.

My plan was to meet more people with similar interests. These are real people not just words floating around in cyberspace from who knows where. It was also my intent to focus on the scenic beauty of our area. I am proud to living in the Pacific Northwest and I mostly take the road less travelled, preferring to stay away from urban centres. British Columbia, WA and Oregon are my focus and I plan to keep riding the backroads as long as I can and bring you pictures as I amble along.

I only recently discovered your Blog and I will keep checking for updates. In the meantime, perhaps I will search our your archives to keep me busy until you decide to return to us

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

irondad said...

I know the feeling. My blog is coming up on four years, now. You notice the frequency is waning. I feel the same way, sometimes. There's only so much to say. Do what you gotta do.

Sleep tight, Sweet Prince!

Anonymous said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read this post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

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Bryce said...

With my scoot up and running again, I've enjoyed riding in a very different way than I used to.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

American Scooterist Blog said...

cpa3485, thanks for the kind thoughts. We having the typical MN winter so it'll be a while.

bobskoot, thanks. The winter monnths make the riding season that much more enjoyable. You don't waste it, you know what I mean?

Irondad, winter here is usually equated to hybernation. You wake up now and then to look outside your den and realize you only got up to pee haha.

Anon', Thanks.

Bryce, been missing ya. Good to hear you're up and running again.

Thanks Aononymous. The more you do something, as they say...