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Thursday, 01 June 2017 22:28

The Monkey Report - June 1st, 2017

columnist bad uncle monkeyWhether we like it or not weather is intricately tied to riding.

We always look forward to those hot August days blasting through the Badlands and the Bad Hills, Warm summer nights heading down to the local dive bar to rustle up some company for the evening or weekend. For all those good days are the bad days. Riding leaves us exposed to the elements and at their mercy. Some days are spent riding in gale force winds that through semi's into ditches not to mention your friends on their bike. Other days are spent dodging rain showers and road spray as we roll on the miles looking for ourselves. Snow and hail, and sandblasting sand storms that strip paint and your flesh from bone grind away at us. 

It is because of this that we look forward to the good days, the great days when all that is needed is a t-shirt, Levis and a good pair of boots. We emerge from our cocoons of leather and armour to embrace the sun, the light breeze in our thinning hair. We obsess about the local forecast; obsess even more about the surrounding area concerned about what will be blowing in by the weekend. We curse when our only free weekend is eaten up by bad weather.

So while our caged friends are bunkered down within steel and glass we grit our teeth and thank the biker gods that at least he sun is out even though the wind could carry away small children. It is part of ride, part of who we are.

-bad Uncle Monkey

Last modified on Friday, 02 June 2017 04:29

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