Thursday, January 8, 2009

vehicle lust...

A Corvette turns heads as the sports car drives by, a restored muscle car era Barracuda or Mustang catches your attention, or a vintage porsche evokes memories of a rebellious youth. The girls seem to like Volkswagen bugs, Jettas or Mini Coopers. Then there is the expensive, impractical BMW 9 Series, Jaguar XKR or Mercedes MLC (mid life crisis), never to see a drop of rain and only driven on Sunday.


To catch my attention, stop me in mid sentence and spin me around to take a second look is a more practical vehicle, an all function, no frosting rig. This utility vehicle is huge, with big tires, heavy duty suspension and a diesel motor with more power than it would ever need. It glides down the street with an unmistakable sound and commands the respect of a wide berth. You can hear this bad boy coming a block away.


I passed one this morning, giving the driver a thumbs up like a bright eyed, grade school kid at a bus stop, it was an awesome sight. You'll know it when you hear it and see one of these behemoths in your neighborhood.




The humble, under appreciated street sweeper made it's rounds today while I was at work. But I rode home on gravel free intersections and along clean fog lines and polished centerlines. This truck holds a special spot in every motorcyclist's heart. Thank you to the city crews out there clearing the roadways and making the streets safer for us all.



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70 days until Spring



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1 comment:

  1. It suits you. Do they have one in red and chrome?

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