Its the little things

I know I said I wanted to make the blog regular, and that has not yet been the case, but I also believe in quality over quantity, so here is what I believe to be a quality post I hope you enjoy and share if you do. Not because I will gain anything from you doing so, but because if you enjoy something, you ought to share so others might as well. It’s the little things…

For those close to me and for many of my clients, it’s known that I am in Germany right now attending to serious health matters with my beloved wife. She too is an avid rider. It’s very difficult for me to not be home in Brisbane teaching, or out on the road on tour, but I did manage to secure a bike here and have managed a little riding. I was fortunate enough to meet up with a past client who has become a dear friend during this time. Riding in Europe in the summer is breathtaking… something I encourage anyone to do. But this trip is a rarity for me, as its not about the riding. It’s about life. Saving one and also living. Its no secret amongst my circles that riding IS life for me, providing soul food nothing else seems able to. That is until now.

As my wife and I face the realities of what life really is and adjust our behaviour and thinking so as to maximise this ride we call life, our eyes and hearts have been opened to an incredible world. A world where the smallest of details provide deep satisfaction & fulfilment. A beautiful day in the magnificent park across the street, spending an hour on a bench watching the world, talking, taking it all in. A coffee in the 1000yr old town square, exploring a nearby castle on the weekend with new friends from the clinic who are in the same position. An evening at the table with others after dinner just talking and sharing instead of a television. A BBQ at a family’s home we were invited to, learning about them as people. All of these and so much more are incredibly rewarding experiences when we are immersed in the moment of any of them. Much like when we ride, we are free from the distractions life is so full of. And it is because of our experience with being so present when on the bike that has allowed us to recognise, embrace, and be so fulfilled by these little things. They are all around us everywhere. Riding can open your eyes and your soul to the magic of the little things, so regardless of your path, get out and ride, and allow your own becoming too unfold. Ride your path.

Hello!

So welcome to a blog that I hope to find the time to keep up. Though I do enjoy writing, and I adore motorcycling, I haven’t worked out writing while on a bike. Because, well, that would just be less than intelligent. Riding a motorcycle requires our full attention, which is something I will certainly dive into in future posts, as I am a firm believer that reducing risk is as much about the choices we make as the physical skills we develop. But I digress.

In coming posts, I intend to address a myriad of topics, and likely just ramble a bit too. So if you have a topic you would like addressed, or have something you’d like to share about motorcycling, please reach out and we’d be happy to publish from quality contributors. One rule though… positive and value add for others. There are plenty of places on the web to rant or find horror stories about motorcycling. This is not one of those places. As riders we have enough garbage to deal with, I personally don’t need to litter my blog, my company, or my mind with it if I have a choice.

If you’ve read my bio, you know I am an avid rider, with adventure touring, big km’s, and discovery as my primary passion. I love the track, the close to home rides, even commuting, but my soul is right with the world when wandering somewhere, off to nowhere in particular, on 2 wheels. Getting lost on a bike is the ultimate for me. I will try to offer as much perspective I can as I myself continue to learn and grow, but I felt it important to know what sort of grounds ME on a bike.