Wake, exercise dogs, feed them, eat, shower and check the weather report. Make decision to ride or not ride.
Riding discipline is a series of actions and behaviors that coalesce around a common goal of performance and engagement with the machine. And that performance is what interests me. Not only for how it affects riding, but how it reaches beyond to open consideration of a whole host of live actions and behaviors.
The Vespa is a teacher and mentor. Unusual really, considering it’s only a collection of inanimate parts.
Yesterday morning I rode into town to meet a friend for breakfast. The temperature was below freezing which required me to make a decision regarding riding, and then more regarding gear. Engaging both questions over time creates a level of discipline which makes the entire process easier to engage and ultimately ride more.
Who cares about economy or fuel mileage when you can expand your experience through the use of a riding contraption…