Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Saturday, 3 April 2021


 

Well it’s close enough. We might still get the odd flurry of snow but I am calling it for spring. The other day I fired up Big Red and rolled him out of hibernation. It felt really good to get back in the saddle. I drew the ire of some professionals at a red light and got in shit for going out without leathers. They were right, of course... but I’d spent several months layered up in heavy jackets and I needed the fresh air. I would have left the helmet behind too if it were legal. I thanked the experts for their concern and promised to wear all the gear next time. I know they’re right. I know I am taking chances. But sometimes, I just can’t stand it - the faggots, the race baiters, the safety nazis, the social justice warriors and their legions of snitches, finks and tattle tales - they get as stuffy and oppressive as a thick winter jacket on a warm spring day. I went out into the country and all that nonsense fell away. If it was to be my day to lose some skin so be it. It was my skin to lose. I am not a reckless rider and I drive very defensively on the big road bike. It’s all about perception I suppose. People die in ghastly road wrecks every day with their entire families and it might make an appearance on the news, and people shrug and forget about it. But if someone gets killed in a motorcycle accident it’s much worse for some reason.

If you’re out on the bike this weekend have a care - there is still a lot of sand and gravel on the roads. I hope the weather is good for ya, and that you have a great Easter weekend! Thanks for stopping in!

3 comments:

  1. I prefer no helmet if the weather is right.
    In Florida you have a choice.
    I'm glad you were able to get out.

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  2. As it should be Scott. Up here in Canada you get fined for not having a seat belt or helmet.

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  3. "It was my skin to lose."...HEAR, HEAR! Nothing is like the wind in yer face. I've lost several square inches of skin that way, back in the good 'ol days, when I was bullet proof.

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