Twas the night before Christmas - Riders Style


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Twas the night before Christmas - Riders Style

Post by Wingsconsin » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:13 pm



From me to everyone -


Twas the night before Christmas ,And all through the garage ,
The rider’s not stirring, he needs a massage
The batteries were hooked to their tenders with care
With blankets and covers draped over fenders and chairs.

The bikes were stood upright; all on their stands
While visions of corners made sweaty his hands
With Ma in her doo rag and I in my chaps
We settled down for the long winters nap.

When out on the drive there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my lounge chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the front porch I flew in a flash
Tore open the screen door and kicked the old cat.

The lights on the billboard illuminated to show
And the warm days of summer on shining new chrome.
When what to my watering eyes should appear ,
But a new style bike and some adventuring gear.

With a little rear tire and a small peanut tank
I knew I needed a trip to the bank
The new bike was costly and worth every bit
But my savings had dwindled – my credit was ****.

As wet leaves in a corner will lie
It was clear this Bike I just must buy!
So off to see “she who must be obeyed”
A little slippery talk, and promises made.

And then in a twinkling I heard her loud screams –
Ain’t no way , we can’t do it , not in your dreams !
And I knew that my hopes had been completely crushed
Clumsily asking for money , exuberantly rushed .

And into the garage I went to recover
The dream of a new toy was really quite over.
And then I heard the truth bell a-ringing –
My old bike was waiting once summer was springing.

So I sat on my bike and made sounds “vroom vroom”,
And this helped me assuage my deepening gloom,
Winter was too long , but shorter than death
And if it got too cold I would just hold my breath.

Spring time was coming of this I was sure
And riding will be back , it will be clean and pure.
And around the bend we go , we will lean out to the side
Wishing all a Merry Christmas and to all a good ride!


Postings are my opinions based on experience and acquired knowledge.
Your results may vary. Universal disclaimers apply.


Motorcycle Adventure Storys writen by me
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Re: Twas the night before Christmas - Riders Style

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:04 pm

what a great story teller you are,

great and wonderful.

I just had to share it on Facebook, and credited it back to this thread.
~John

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Post by brettchallenger » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:37 am

Excellent.

I too was tempted by a BMWr1200, complete with all its fancy gizmos. But then I thought, "you'll still miss the 'Wing come spring". So I went out to the garage and gave it a wax polish.

What on earth is a "Doo rag"? It sounds rather lavatorial so perhaps I am better not knowing.
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Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:35 pm

hankerchief tied around your head and over the eyebrows to absorb the sweat, prevents it from running down into your eyes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do-rag


I wear a head sock for the same reason, it absorbs sweat and prevents it from staining my helmet liner.
~John

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Post by brettchallenger » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:08 am

Sweating whilst riding a motorcycle is rarely a problem here. Now hypothermia.....
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Post by themainviking » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:32 am

brettchallenger wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:08 am
Sweating whilst riding a motorcycle is rarely a problem here. Now hypothermia.....
A Doo Rag also keeps the dirt outta yer doo... as in hairdoo, and keeps the wind from blowing it out of its nice set (for women). We now have custom doo rags over here in the Americas. They are sewed up to the shape of the head, with two ends left out to tie behind. A-N-D we also have them made of leather. We in the colonies are very creative about our Doo-Rags.
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Re: Twas the night before Christmas - Riders Style

Post by brettchallenger » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:43 am

We in the colonies
I am afraid we are no longer allowed to use the "c" word (colonial) without, at the same time, beating our breasts and apologising for our sinful past.


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