Full Moon Ride Schedule [From BA 42-300]
"Warm air moves through your arm hair and you're fortified by such a tiny fact. Spin slowly now and stay out just long enough to get a moonburn."
from BA 42-300
Based on John Mosley’s Phases of the Moon, Griffith Observatory
This is what you have been waiting for, these very moments on your bike. You are not even wearing a coat and your shorts and half-sleeved shirt feel perfect on your body in this weather. There is a hidden nip in th sky, reminding you, like it did last year, of what is to come and that this and you will not last forever.
But forget that now. There is warm air moving through your arm hair and you are fortified by such a tiny fact. Actually, just spin slowly and stay out just long enough to get a moonburn.
And when you come to the right place (you will know it by the way the silence swells), perhaps mull over or say aloud that which has been said so well before:
“I don’t know how it will be in the years to come. There are monstrous changes taking place in the world, forces shaping a future whose face we do not know. Some of these forces seem evil to us...because their tendency is to eliminate other things we hold good...This in my time, is the danger. There is great tension in the world,"
you might say to yourself from the perch of your saddle,
“tension toward a breaking point, and men are unhappy and confused. At such a time it seems natural and good to me to ask myself these questions. What do I believe in? What must I fight for and what must I fight against? ... If the glory can be killed, we are lost.” (John Steinbeck, East of Eden, 1952)