Over a year an a half ago one of my friends and co-workers passed away. Ghost Rider was an avid motorcycle rider, and a few months after he passed his family and friends decided to have a ride to honor his memory. I really wanted to go on this ride, and they were letting cars come along too. I actually ended up having to work that day and run the coffee shop that I was working at, pooper.
I no longer work there anymore and was looking forward to the ride this year. They finally decided that they were going to have the ride on September 27th, today. I was so excited. I was finally going to be able to honor Ghost Riders memory with his family and friends. I checked out my calendar and lo and behold it is my grandfather’s 80th birthday (The family is throwing a huge party, and this is a once in a lifetime event). So all my planning went out the window. I was actually going to ride as a passenger with my friend, DrFaulken. I have been riding with him for over a year and have been thinking about taking the motorcycle safety course to ride on my own. My dad has even told me to take it so that I could teach him 🙂 Silly dad. He has wanted to ride since I was a kid, but my mom keeps telling him no.
So this is my entry to Ghost Rider. I wish I was out there with your friends and family honoring your memory by riding. Maybe next year I will be able to make it. But I will be thinking of you and honoring your memory in my own way, sans motorcycle.