Hey! There’s a man from one of my Facebook motorcycle groups who also rides on Thursdays! (I try to ride every Thursday and Sunday — if life is good to me.)
We took a nice, peaceful ride around my usual loop today: Atenas-Orotina-Puriscal. I took him to a side road that I love, and we sat for a while enjoying the peace and the beauty — and talking. If one is going to have a riding buddy, one needs to get along with him or her! Hahaha! We get along well. Happy about that.
His name is also Ronald, like my other riding buddy who bought Chuck’s motorcycle, and who is in Canada for half the year. (We’ve only done three rides together, but all’s well.)
This feels good. It’s like watching a beautiful sunset. One loves it, but it is so much more satisfying to share it with someone. So. I love riding alone and most of my riding will continue to be alone. But it sure is nice to have a buddy every now and then. It makes for a different kind of fun … a shared fun. And certainly eating with someone is better than eating alone.
The best for me was that when I shared that sometimes I feel insecure, he said, “When I feel insecure, I go home and drive my car.” I was relieved to know that even a long-time rider (and man) can sometimes feel insecure on a bike. I thought it was just me. 🙂 (I do notice how much better everything is when I sleep well, especially my riding.)
Ronald rides a Harley. Months ago I was thinking that my Honda slogan works well with Harleys as well: “Home is where my Harley is.” 🙂 Hahahha!
I hope we can ride together every now and then. Maybe having riding buddies will open up new vistas for me — meaning, I can go on new routes that I don’t know yet, but maybe they do!
AND…on a different note: Here is a photo of my ride to Alajuela yesterday to get some papers from the registry. It is an example of why I love riding in Costa Rica. So much beauty! Even on short rides. 🙂
Oh yeah! Last but not least, I recently found this photo of me a few years ago, on that edge from which I like to take pictures.
So, yeah. I’m glad to be making new friends and hoping to make even more riding buddies!
Song: You’ve got a friend.
August 30, 2018
Riding in Costa Rica: Feel the beauty. Know the love.