Today, the sun was shining, the temperature was good enough for me to take out my bike for a short ride. I have to admit I was a little rusty. The bike felt really heavy and I had problems balancing the while pushing it out. Soon I’ll get the hang of it. It’s like riding a bike right?
Ok this ride is one of my favorites –and most common– rides I go on. Why? Because this is where I grew up! Yes, Ville de Lasalle, South West of Montreal right next to the St-Laurence River near Blvd. Lasalle. When I was young, the whole stretch between Verdun up until Lachine even Dorval was my playground. Nowadays, I still get to play in this area with exception of one upgrade: my Harley-Davidson ! Yeah ! No more 12 speed bike going up and down the cities. With my motorcycle I can go up to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and visit the locks.
Ok, enough about the past, now I’ll go into details about this ride. Bike started well, 3 tries, warmed up about 20 minutes and I was off. The temperature was really good, unlike my first ride :). I was comfortable and did not feel the cold wind hitting my face. I noticed many birds mostly ducks and seagals on the shore as many residents sometimes feed them as past time. So nothing special in this ride other than the usual “Hello’s” from our kind citizens of Lasalle. Many were our walking, running, biking, you name it. The sun brings out the good in everyone. So my started from the Lachine Rapides (or should I say Lasalle) all the way up to the Lachine Lighthouse. I decided to stop and rest there. On the other side of the street, another famous rest stop; Dairy Queen. Don’t worry, I did not buy ice cream 🙂
Upon my arrival, as I was shutting my engine down, I heard from afar: “You just made my day.” I looked to my right and I met a fisherman who enjoys motorcycles. Also, a cyclist was there and we talked for a bout half an hour. They were nice people. Another thing I noticed was the River. Massive ice blocks was traveling towards the shore slowly but steadily. Impressive. After that, I jumped on my bike and I was off. I was really happy about today ride since it gave me time to enjoy the little thing of life. Things we take for granted.
Basically, I enjoyed the sun.