Dyes Inlet from Washington Narrows on the Kitsap Peninsula
©2011 Ed Book
A few days ago, I was in Bremerton to visit to see his spiffy new electric motor scooter and pick up the box that it was shipped in (I always need large strong cardboard for shipping large framed photos).
On my return home, I drove along the waters of Washington Narrows and Dyes Inlet and had to stop to record this scene.
Pat offered to let me take the scooter for a spin but I declined because I don’t want to get hooked again to two wheeled highway transportation. I’m currently getting my ’84 Gold Wing Aspencade spiffed up to sell and will have to restrain myself from deciding to ride again. The memories of all my motorcycle travel are strong and I often dream of my cruises across the land.
A long story made short, I had to stop riding after motorcycling was my primary transportation for over a dozen years because of some bone surgery and when I was repairing and learning to walk again, I had a dream that I should not return to ride. It was a dream that didn’t fade with time so I decided to stop riding… and haven’t been over a hundred MPH since except in airplanes. Yes, I was addicted to driving my bike very fast and don’t want it to be, literally, my downfall. The wing isn’t a crotch rocket but will get up to 118MPH quickly and can cruise at that speed all day.