Easy Rider.


Summer has kicked Fall to the curb for a spell and returned for an encore performance. In fact, before the sun faded and dusk arrived, it got to nearly 80 degrees.

It sure was refreshing to head out in the warm weather again, instead of the bone-chilling temps when the thermometer was hovering around the 32-degree mark.

My destination today was a visit to the dentist. I left early and took the long way there, winding my way through a few neighborhoods, and I still got there ahead of schedule.  This was probably due to the stiff wind that was blowing.  A few times I felt like I could just lift off and go airborne like one of those big  character balloons at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

I saw a few convertibles tooling along Fort Street and a motorcycle or two as well. One biker was dressed in short sleeves and had left his helmet behind, allowing his long locks to blow carelessly in the wind.  He sure was living the life as evidenced by the big smile on his face – in fact, he kind of resembled this member of “Skells Angels” featured on his Chopper in the photo above.  A close-up look reveals a do-rag covering his skull, and one bony hand gripping the handlebar in a near-death grip.  I’ll bet he is a real “Skell on wheels” once he gets onto the open road.

It was a successful trip – four miles roundtrip, no cavities, and, camera in tow, I snapped a treasure trove of Halloween and harvest decorations to fill the pages of my blogs during the next few weeks.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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2 Responses to Easy Rider.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I like your motorcyclist. Now he is spooky and so real. It was


    • lindasschaub says:

      Yes, he sure is bigger than life Marge. Got some other Halloween pics that I’ve been taking over the course of the last week … have to upload them and sort through them, including the ones I took of your Thanksgiving and harvest décor to send to you.


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