Biker Mascot

 

biker mascotWhen my kids were born, my wife made a decision to not ride on the motorcycle until they were self-sufficient and no longer in need of our parental support.  I cannot second guess her maternal instincts but would be lying if I told you I agreed whole hardheartedly with her decision.  For her, it’s a safety concern that has a direct impact on her children and there is no argument that will change a mother’s mind when it comes to the betterment of her kids.  So now I find myself without my lovely bride when I ride and I do miss her.  That by no means has kept me off my cycle, in actuality; I have found sublime joy in my two-wheel solace. In many ways, riding alone brings one closer to the experience. The road is your passenger and the wind becomes the conversation of the day.  As much as I like riding alone, over the last few months, I have been dwelling upon bringing a Biking Mascot along for the ride.  This is not an original thought by any means.  Out on the road, I have seen dogs and cats travel with their owners on motorcycles. The strangest animal I witnessed was a large iguana that looked better than most bikers on the cycle and could most likely ride better as well.  I’m actually surprised I have not seen any pet monkeys riding shot-gun or maybe a ferret.  For me, there would be only one choice for a mascot, my dog.  I do not have a sidecar so the only way to go about it would be to somehow mount an enclosed kennel onto the cycle.  I’m sure this can be a feasible proposition and one that I will research a bit more.  I guess the important thing is that whatever mascot a biker chooses, that the mascot enjoys riding as much as the driver.  In reality what dog wouldn’t enjoy hitting the open road?

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About twotiretirade

Keeping the faith of fanatics who feel fired up for anything motorcycles. It’s all about the journey and the philosophy of riding on two wheels. Let’s bring alive the truly unique culture of motorcycling and never let the ride leave the fibers of our being. View all posts by twotiretirade

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