May 16, 2008

brotherhood...

took a ride out to rocky mount to catch up with my bro and friends. they were on their way to myrtle beach and making their usual stop for the night in rocky mount.

not sure why, but the guys decided, one at a time it seemed, to pull me aside and tell me how great of a guy my brother is. he's always there when anyone needs him, offering a helping hand, equipment, whatever... he seems to be there when anyone needs him with whatever they need, regardless of his own schedule.

i would usually respond that, with this group of guys, they all do that for each other. they balked at that thought, saying it was different with him. he seemed to go above and beyond - which is true.

it got me thinking of brotherhood... in the biking world, terms like brother, bro, brotherhood aren't generally not tossed about and carry some serious weight. but that's not a discussion for here or now...

i would apply brotherhood to any of the guys my brother rides with. they may seem like assholes and certainly act like it at times. but if you need anything, whether you're a stranger or not, they're there to help... they've never met a stranger on a bike...

in this group, brother does rise above. even outside this group, he rises above. it's great to know someone like him. it's even better when he's your brother - in both senses of the word...

peace...

btw - here's the route to rocky mount - in light blue...