Thoughts From Behind My Visor

Sometimes I feel like this single Springtime wildflower down by the fence. Like I’m trying to hold on through the approaching frost and shine with what God gave me.

Traveling on two wheels has many advantages. A single track vehicle is easier to maneuver on rough roads. Potholes, debris and heaves can usually be easily avoided unlike a dual track vehicle. I compare a motorcycle ride to believing and trusting in our Lord Jesus Christ. He’s my single track vehicle. If I make an effort to anticipate the troubles ahead, remain focused on His Holy Word, sometimes these scary things in the road can be avoided and momentum can be maintained. When I suddenly hit a heave in the asphalt it causes me to throttle back a bit. It’s the same as when there are troubles in my life. There can be a death, a financial downturn, a medical emergency, a sudden cruelty from a friend. These can cause me to throttle back temporarily just to get my bearings. But if I look to the Cross and keep my eyes on He who created me, the road ahead isn’t quite so scary, dark or bumpy. Bad things still happen but they’re not so dramatic. And I give God the glory for this.

The weather has been so beautiful lately and with gas prices eating into our meager budget it was deemed sagacious to run most of our errands with the motorcycles from now on. Even attending Church which is over 25 minutes from our home. Saves big time on the gas bill. Hopefully this will help us survive the approaching storm of want from the pervasive Communism that has taken over young minds and our Government. I’m thankful our congregation and Pastor are cool with our mode of transportation. I know, I shouldn’t care, but it is nice when there are no cruelties about such things. No one cares what one wears or drives. We love each other just the same as it should be according to His Holy Word. Thanks to their good examples I try to also be very kind in my dealings with others.

Today was a glorious Spring-like day, so we cranked up the metal steeds to shop at The Pig (Piggly Wiggly). Since we had started eating Keto (no sugar/low carbs) about two years ago, the grocery bill has been greatly reduced and we’re eating better. It’s easy to shop every week too ‘cause there’s very little to buy but we’re never “hungry”. We save so much money by not buying processed foods or sugary treats. Our health has greatly improved too.

Thank you for putting the kickstand down. I hope the rest of your day is blessed with a smooth road ahead. 💚

💖 🏍️ Visor Down And Ride Safe 🏍️ 💖

17 thoughts on “Thoughts From Behind My Visor

  1. Motorcycles are purchased these days and especially in the US, more for recreational rather than practical reasons but just after the turn of the 20th century, as the horse and buggy were beginning their wane as basic transport motorized two wheelers were coming into common use. There were dozens of US brands then but only Harley Davidson and Indian survive today. Henry Ford’s Model T made cars affordable for middle class Americans and the motorcycle brands fell to bankruptcy. Now with gas prices nearing $4 a gallon our two motorcycles are again being used more often for errands. 72 mpg on regular gas is a good reason.

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  2. I loved this post!

    My mom and dad back in the 60’s and 70’s rode motorcycles. Dad started out with yellow Yamaha. A year later he bought a Honda and from there worked his way up to a Harley. He had 3 of them. They used to go on runs up and down California and also belonged to a club. Fun times.

    Excellent post

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. And how blessed you are to have had a cool Dad! Love the story of his journey. If you’ve got photos post them on your blog sometime. I’ve had 9 motorcycles to-date, counting the NC currently in the stable. Oh, and two project bikes that I never got to ride. Guess I’m gonna have to get one more ’cause I can’t just have an uneven number! lol Steve has owned a bunch too. I’m not even gonna try counting how many. 🙂
      Blessings. xx

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  3. My Grandpa had a motorcycle until he was 80. He used to take us kids for rides and I remember him warning us about the hot muffler. Good memories! I like the term metal steed. It’s for sure a money saver right now!
    I think your keto diet is very interesting. Someday I would love to read a post about what you eat for different meals.

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    1. I hope I can still ride at 80. 🙂
      Keto is super easy. I’ll be happy to share some tips anytime. Your health will improve so much you’ll be amazed and it saves money. It’s a Godly way to eat apparently.
      Love & Prayers xx

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  4. Motorcycles have never been a thing in my family until my daughter got married. Our sil’s whole family rides and our daughter has grown to love riding, too, and hopes, when the children are older to have her own bike. I just say lots of prayers when they head out. Their riding doesn’t scare me, but I do worry about the other drivers on the road. There are always plenty of nasty accidents on the news in the warmer months. You and Steve be safe and watch out for the distracted drivers!

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    1. We try to always pray before hitting the road too. I’m more concerned for the inattentive drivers than anything else! 😉 God bless to you and yours. ❤

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  5. I love that little wildflower down by your fence. I saw one just like it beside our mailbox yesterday. I should have taken its picture. It might be a cousin to yours. I am happy that you enjoy your bikes. I personally could not ride one, but for those who can, more power to them. Just always watch out for the crazy people out there who don’t see you coming. I know God is with you no matter where you are. I enjoyed this post so much. Always love to hear what’s on your heart and mind. Have a blessed rest of your week.

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    1. What’s weighing on my heart and mind this AM is the Christians and others in the Ukraine this morning. I’ll bet they are in others peoples prayers too.
      I hope the rest of your week is blessed too. ❤

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    1. If yours was a Cruiser style, they don’t give good fuel economy. Our Adventure Bikes do. I was getting 62 mpg riding straight into the wind yesterday. Most times it’s around 71 or so. Can’t beat that with a stick! lol
      Blessings.

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