How it made me feel.....
"Get my motor running,
I was only 15 years old when the movie Easy
Rider came out in 1969, and it was to be the most powerful influence
in my life at that time.
A poster of the picture to the left,
adorned my bedroom wall....
reminding me of things yet to come....
I had always been fascinated by "Bikers"
and the freedom that they enjoyed,
This movie made alot of us restless for
the freedom of the road.
It took me another 3 long years
before I was able to actually do what the song
Head out on the highway,
Looking for adventure and
Whatever comes my way"
This arrangement worked well for us since
neither of us really give a shit about anything,
My best friend Dave,
he fancied himself as Captain America
and that left me to be Billy.
except for partying and riding our bikes and
We didn't own Harley's, but we had the coolest
Suzukis to be found in Idaho, Wyoming and parts of Utah.
We had the forks extended, changed handlebars,
attached highway pegs and added the much needed "sissy bars". Outfitted
like this we roamed the highways of Idaho and Wyoming looking for our own
Our adventures never rivaled those Captain America
and Billy, but we did have a lot of fun
We never made it to Mardi Gras, but we often
talked about how cool it would be to just split.
We did help the strangers that we met in our
travels and made lots of new friends along the way.
We never did get shot at by Rednecks in blue
but we did have a few intense moments getting
out of some Cowboy Bars that we wandered into.
Then the very worst thing that could happen to
We got older, moved apart, got respectable jobs
and got married.
We had done all of the things that wouldn't allow
us to just drop everything and run off when the road calls
I really miss by best friend Dave, I haven't
seen him in years, but I hope he still thinks about our "Glory Days"
It's probably best that we stopped when we did,
because someday we would have met up with a blue Pick-up truck somewhere
and I would have given them the finger.......
Watch out, you can now find me back on the road
again......older and wiser???..
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