Sometimes, just sometimes a great bike journey has nothing to do with the curves, the bends or the horizon. Sometimes, it’s just because of the people and good times that happen along the way.
over the years Lisa and I have shared our journey with over 100 live audiences. Each presentation event is special in it’s own way. Each one is a privilege that neither of us take for granted, where we can share what has been the most incredible 12-years of our lives so far. But now and again, everything falls into place and those evenings are great. They’re effortless, full of a intoxicating energy, smiling faces and an audience that laps up each word and then yells for another encore when it’s over.
Well, tonight’s presentation of our new ‘In Search of Freedom’ show at Country Rode Motowerks was one of those nights. I’m still buzzing.
We’d peeled into the Country Rode Motowerks car park yesterday, strolled inside the spacious showroom and instantly been greeted like old friends by Lynn and Art Elting the owners. Thirty minutes later and we’d shaken hands with all the staff and even answered a dozen quick fire question from Clayton, their sales man who’s been following our travels via the website for years.
A few locations, a few dealerships have good energy. You know what I mean, they just feel like good places that make you want to just hang out and stay for while. Maybe it’s because of the people that work there? Country Rode Motowerks is one of those places.
By mid afternoon we’d connected the computer to their projector and amplifier. The speakers sounded great and the projector was clear and bright. By 4:30pm the parking lot was already filling with bikes and by 5:30 the showroom was packed to overfilling. We kicked off at 6:20pm to standing room only. Every one of the 75 seats had a backside on it and even the 8 bikes left in the room was now being used as people settled in ready for the show. With a few stragglers arriving just after we’d started we shared our journey with almost 100 new friends.
The first hour flew by and the second went by even faster. What a great evening. We ended up calling a halt to the Q&A session after it became clear that if we didn’t we’d be there all night. We rounded the night off with a group shot.
Lisa and I wanted to say a thank you to everyone that made gave us their time and joined us for the evening. We know that you could all have been doing something else, somewhere else, so the fact that you chose to join us tonight is truly appreciated. Thanks for becoming part of our journey. Ride far, ride safe.
We need to say a big thank you to Lynn and Art who shared their home with us. Guys, thank you for taking such good care of us, hanging out with you was a real treat.
If you’re passing through New York state, do yourself a favour and drop by Country Rode Motowerks at
Country Rode Motowerks, 286 Macedon Center Road, Fairport, NY 14450 USA
Telephone – 585-421-0480
Toll Free – 866-323-6570
Fax – 585-421-0715
GPS – N 43° 05.791′ W 77° 25.452′