It is a fraternity of lifestyle. A shared philosophy that transcends all other differences. In that moment, it is not who they are, but what they are that matters. It is not what they ride, but that they ride which binds them as family.
Unknown and unimportant are the details that led them here. Rich or poor. Good or bad. Newbie or Iron Butt. All things pale in the light of their shared joy. The communal belief that life is best lived on the open road.
This long-standing pride and tradition, acknowledged by these two lone headlights, honoring every rider and mile that came before them. So simple a gesture to represent an ideal so grand.
Left hands slip the grip and they wave as they pass.
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The author is American-born but world-travelled. His writings cover fiction and non-fiction, and cross most genres. Although his experiences and shared thoughts are not always unique, it is his hope that his words will bring comfort, joy, or insight to his readers.