Monday, March 4, 2013

You're Freaking Awesome Man!

I had a unique experience this morning. I was getting my gear on while admiring the falling snow. I walked out into the garage and went through my usual Ural starting procedure. The sidecar roared to life and I pushed it out of the garage to warm up while I finished getting ready.

I turned to go back in the house and I heard a voice behind me. I turned and saw a red car parked in my driveway and a guy wearing a black coat walking up to me. I just stopped and stared thinking "who is this guy?" "Why does he have such a big grin?" "Am I supposed to know him?"

He stuck out his hand, so I shook it.

He said "You are freaking awesome man! I see you often on my way to work. I just wanted to meet you."

A bit dumbfounded, I said "thanks"

Him: "Wow. What is it? How old is it?"

Me: "2009 Ural patrol"

Him: "so cool! Can I look at your other bikes? I ride an ST1100."

Me: "Sure!"

He took a few minutes looking and then got back in his car. I was surprised. It is one thing to have people write it online, but it was a very humbling experience for me to hear it from a complete stranger looking me in the eye after going out of his way just to say so.

I made his day by just doing what I love: riding, and he made mine in return.

You're freaking awesome man, thanks for taking the time to stop and say hi.

PS: the ride to work in the snow was fun!

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  1. Chris:

    Have you ever stopped to think that perhaps you "are awesome" ! and hard core too

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. Nope I haven't thought about it. I'm just a guy enjoying motorcycles

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  2. He is right, you are freaking awesome, riding in all weathers like that. Slightly mad, but freaking awesome all the same!

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    1. Lol. Thanks Gary, but you're the awesome one. I have a beautiful book from across the pond to prove it! ;-)

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  3. That blog post made me smile.

    Funny how motorcycles can bring the world together.

    Keep on keeping on Chris!!

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  4. Basically : it is something when bikers are on the road they leave their prints So every one follow them...

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  5. Damn it! The secret is out. Oh well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Yep, you're awesome.

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  6. Those simple words made your day I'm sure. It's a great feeling isn't it...to be appreciated for something you just "do." Keep riding.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Ride safe.

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