Monday, November 23

Roots and Wings

Rode with my passenger pegs down in honor of my brother and all the ancestors who have gone before.

The birthday ride was a peaceful panacea.

Strolling through wonderous gardens really does reconnect us with our roots.

Watching the endless flight of birds left me feeling as if I too had wings.


Fleeter said...

Glad to hear you had a good ride yesterday. I was wishing you a good day!

Chris Luhman said...

Happy birthday!

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Sharon:

Happy Birthday...

And you do have wings, complete with roundels.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

bobskoot said...


I wanted to hold off on your birthday greeting until the actual day, next Thursday. But I didn't want you to think I missed it so

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to Sharonnnnnn,
Happy Birthday to you

May you always have good weather, May your bike never let you down
May you always look up and see Michael look down upon you and
protect your way

luv, xox
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Sojourner rides said...

Hey, Fleeter, Thanks!
Had a grand day yesterday. Best way to spend a b-day IMHO, is on two wheels!

Sojourner rides said...

Thanks, Chris.

It was all good!

Sojourner rides said...

Hi Jack,

Thanks much, friend!

Sojourner rides said...

Hi Bobskoot,

Your birthday wish is welcomed whenever it arrives. The actual day was Sunday, Nov. 22nd (J.F. Kennedy's assasination and it falls on Thanksgiving every 10 or 11? years).

I had a nice bike ride and hike through some wonderful gardens.

Thanks for the kind wishes!

Your BFF, Sharon

Richard Machida said...

Glad you had a wonderful ride. The photos are beautiful! And a belated happy birthday.

irondad said...

I never thought of the passenger footpeg thing. Interesting.

Happy birthday. I'm sorry for the loss of your brother. I salute your courage both in dealing with it and facing the perpetrator.

Sometimes the bad spirals ever deeper. In the long run, all we can do is to look back and ask if we did the right things personally.

Your blog brings peace and enjoyment to me and others. Rides can be so therapeutic, can't they?

Peace be the journey.

fondest regards,


Sojourner rides said...

Richard, Thanks!

The ride was a very good one! Always seems to work...

Sojourner rides said...


Thanks for the b-day wish! And thanks for your kind words about the blog!

I must confess that the lowered footpeg is not my invention. It's been used many times to symbolically honor those lost, especially other motorcyclists. Cool way to carry others on our shoulders, so to speak.

The more I ride, the more free I feel.

Denise said...

Absolutely beautiful photos. Happy Birthday!