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!


  1. Chris:

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

    Riding the Wet Coast

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

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

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

  3. That blog post made me smile.

    Funny how motorcycles can bring the world together.

    Keep on keeping on Chris!!

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

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

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

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