Archive for June, 2011

Road Reader Rider

June 18, 2011

If you ride a motorcycle, you need to remember to read the road as a first priority. Because you are more vulnerable than a four wheeled vehicle, roadway threats like potholes or debris can really ruin your day. Motorcyclists must maintain vigilance and read the road with diligence!

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On motorcycles lean and quick,

look you must; some spots are slick.

Scooters, mopeds, sleds and trikes;

inspect the road, when you ride bikes.

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Concrete may be new and bright,

but potholes bite in morning light.

Orphan bricks may give you fright-

headlight beam to search at night!

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Faulty asphalt placed by crews,

may feature views of you – on news.

Rain falls gently in your path,

while pickups pass with raging wrath!

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To ride a curve takes strategy,

inside-out makes tragedy.

the slope and size, on entry know;

of radius, before you go!

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Abandoned boards will slap your wheel,

and toss you off your hard won deal.

So if you ride a v-twin steed;

read the road – always; Indeed!

Drachma Rider

June 17, 2011

As a nation, Greece has a legacy second to none. After all, three hundred Spartans held off the Persian horde in ancient times to keep the western culture free. But in the modern era, the Greek people have drifted from the hard working outlook of their ancestors. Too bad largesse has taken over their lifestyle; which cannot be sustained. Period.

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Things in Greece are rough indeed,

retired at fifty; leisure the dream.

and as I ride my v-twin steed-

seek to know the social theme.

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Democracy – in Greece was born,

Labor hard for harvest’s horn.

Spartan grit kept others free;

I shift to fourth, it pleases me.

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Can homes exist without some strain,

or gardens’ bloom absent His rain?

Strange ideas; all bring pain-

I swerve to miss an oil stain.

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A once proud nation; unresolved.

To make time pause; the earth revolves.

My ride remains, and sweeter still-

when at my work; a job until…