The Immortal Harley Rider

The wind blew the strands of my long brown hair like streamers behind me as I let the Harley Davidson’s V-Twin motor unwind. It plastered my beard to my face and whipped the skin of my cheeks. My black T-shirt flapped in the summer breeze behind me and clung to my front like wet cloth. The roar of the wind passing between my helmet and ears almost drowned the throaty rumble of the ‘41 Knucklehead’s engine from my awareness. Tears streamed back from my stinging eyes as the gale penetrated between my face and dark sunglasses. My twenty-two year old body vibrated with youthful exhilaration to be in command of such a powerful machine. I was a mighty dark knight on a charging, raven-black ...

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and forth as I sought a path around the car – I first veered toward the ditch and then to the opposing lane, but a station wagon was already filling the gap and heading my way and the barb-wire fence and deep ditch barred that route. I laid my gallant monster on its left side and the asphalt screamed in protest and agony as my metallic beast dug furrows into its tough skin (or was that me screaming?).
A giant, unseen hand must have been vicariously toying with the hands of time, like a disc jockey in a disco lounge playing with the stereo’s stylus on an album. My mind raced, with fear-driven velocity, to find a way out of the situation. Like a Sam Peckinpaw movie, the scenario seemed to play itself out in a mixture of real-time, double-time and slow motion sensations. At times the various mixtures of time-sense seemed to be occurring simultaneously, as if I were having a multiple of experiences of the same event. I also seemed to experience a variety of perspectives of the ...

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