As I pulled into my hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas, a loud strike of lightening lit up the sky. Wow - just in time. I dodged the rain all morning. I quickly unloaded Hazel, finishing just as fat rain drops started to fall. Lots of lightening.
My no-rain dance is working. Will need to dance tonight too.
Snug in my room I feel for Hazel - she is used to being garage kept and not to being rained on. Perhaps I should have brought a lightweight cover, but I would have no place to carry it.
I did a lot of thinking on the ride this morning and had a new idea. I am going to self-publish a short book called, Motorcycle Yoga: 25 Ways to Make Touring More Safe and Comfortable. I have created a routine I do every 30 miles or so. The exercises help keep my muscles from aching or falling asleep. I think the routine keeps me safer and more alert, too.
The book will also include tips for preparing for a motorcycle tour - relative to comfort and fitness.
I would like to find a graphic artist to do simple black and white line drawings of some of the motorcycle yoga moves and also for a color drawing for the cover. I am thinking about a stylized (read: thinner and younger) version of me - red long curly hair, sitting lotus position on my motorcycle (which is impossible, but who cares). If you are a graphic artist or know one, drop me an email at lhaneberg AT gmail DOT com.
This is cool. New environment, new ideas. If it were not for the trip, I could not have come up with the idea for this fun book.
Breakthroughs happen when we try new things.