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Friday, June 17, 2011

KEEP RIGHT ON.......

I have owned, ridden and restored motorcycles now for over 50 years. It is an activity I love and enjoy. Thus, in spite of increasing arthritis I do not intend to give it up.


I found this video clip a poignant and inspiring commentary, not merely about motorcycling, but on the general battle against life’s little difficulties as we approach old age.


Best watched with your sound on. You may click on the "4 arrows" symbol, bottom right of link, to increase view to full screen size.

16 comments:

pohanginapete said...

Wonderful. Very much in the spirit of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club here in the Antipodes.

ArtPropelled said...

Fantastic! A wonderful way to start my day. (I wish I had a motorcycle)

Vita said...

Himself and I laughed aloud watching your video link.

Barrett Bonden said...

I was surprised that the participants were (I assume) Taiwanese; your clip is very much in keeping with the Japanese ability to turn stoicism into concise works of art. I particularly enjoyed the fairly recent Japanese movie Departures and can do no better than quote the admirably brief plot summary provided by the IMDB: A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. Moving and very funny.

Avus said...

P'Pete:
Yes, I know of the "Ulysses", since my daughter lives in W. Australia and I have mailed to me, at great expense, that magnificent Australian magazine "Australian Roadrider" (in fact the clip was mentioned on their website).

Art:
Well, you could always get one - I am living proof that they keep you young!

Vita:
I thought you both might enjoy it.

BB:
Apt comparison - it had not occured to me.

herhimnbryn said...

Rock on Pa. xx

Kay McKenzie Cooke said...

Way to go! Great clip. Enjoy your wild rides.

Avus said...

Kay:
Thanks Kay!

The Crow said...

Great video - inspiring! Thank you.

valonia said...

That is wonderful. Truely inspiring.

I hope you are keeping well, it has been a long time!

x Valonia

Avus said...

Valonia:
Hey! You're back! I thought that you had forsaken the canal life and your blog.
You shall forthwith be re-instated amongst my "favourites".

Nice to hear from you again.

valonia said...

I am back! Life got in the way of blogging for a while but we couldn't bring ourselves to leave the home we love so much.

Reinstated amongst the favourites? I'm honoured :)

X v.

Lee said...

Hi Avus, thanks for dropping in. The Curate After Dark is still at http://thecurateafterdark.blogspot.com/

It just hasn't been touch for a while.

Avus said...

Thanks, Lee - I was getting withdrawal symptoms!

Neoma said...

Did I know about the motorcycles, I can not remember....last I remember you were restoring a bike, but hey, they are the same, one just goes faster. haha My Dad was an avid biker, (motorcycles) from as far back as I remember he was always on a cycle. He had a long line of different cycles, Indian, BMW, Harley, Honda, etc. I grew up on them, to this day, age 60 I still maintain my motorcycle license, just in case, haha Really Really, enjoyed this......

Vita said...

Himself has his Lemon for sale because he says after 10 miles his knee hurts too much, but it's not like he's given up riding, as he has 10 or 12 other bikes he can ride. That Moto Guzzi teases him to go faster than he should, anyway, so I'm only sad it's going because it's so beautiful.

I still haven't read Country Boy.