Monday, November 22, 2010

Wild One

I stepped outside this morning and was amazed at how warm it was. The sky looked curious but I wasn't gonna let this day slip by. Just as I started kicking the rain started falling. Anxious to get on the road I slipped out the back door for some instant loneliness on an open road. It's very rare that I would pop some headphones in but I wanted my mind to melt into the storm clouds with some Steve Von Till. The rain drops immediately grew in diameter becoming painful to the lips and a distraction to the eyes. In the haste I forgot to check my fuel level before leaving the drive way. A few coughs and a pointless switch to reserve I was out of gas. I wasn't off the bike for two seconds when a older bearded gentleman pulled up and offered to run into town and fetch some gasoline. He returned with enough gas to get me to the gas station which was when the rains really started to come down. My piece of shit rear tire wasn't gripping the pavement very well slipping through a few intersections. I was hearing a weird noise and finally realized it was the tornado sirens. I later found out that some tornados ripped up Rocktown pretty good. destroying farms and flipping school buses. 70 degrees today 20 degrees tomorrow morning. The weather has been a bit out of the ordinary.

7 comments:

P said...

Photo is fantastic. A bit like an old Oil painting. We have all ( but a few stubborn ones ) put our bikes into hybernation for the winter, here in Scandinavia.

- jamie said...

god damn, yesterday was a hell of a day to be caught in the elements. Glad you made it home in one piece.

Doc14 said...

Sound like the weather here in Oklahoma has moved up north for a bit, crazy tornaders.

RYAN said...

WOW. Absolutely GNARLY. glad you are ok man. For real...atleast you got a nice little memory keepsake out of it. That's the good stuff.

kurtlieb said...
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kurtlieb said...

Ya, Loves Park was crazy. That tornado landed 1/2 mile from my house. Those kids are lucky that were in that school bus. It got tossed like a rag doll.

bobx said...

picture looks like a dream.