Being Haunted by The OTHER Roads

Being Haunted by The OTHER Roads

While reading the comments on the post The Universe Has Spoken – Explore More!, one by Raindog really cut close to home for me. Raindog said:

…I’ve been haunted by the OTHER roads. You know, the ones (dirt or paved) that you encounter in the middle of nowhere; the ones that spur left or right off the one you’re on; the ones that disappear over that far horizon; the ones that you might never get around to taking…

Yes. Yes, yes, yes!

How many times have you set aside an imaginary “next time” to try something? Sadly, I do it all the damned time. But, why? Fear? Is there some need for security or to follow a prescribed path?

Do you find yourself checking out the OTHER roads or do you have a laundry list of them for next time?

Big thanks to Raindog for reading and sparking my imagination with the great comment!

6 Replies to “Being Haunted by The OTHER Roads”

  1. A laundry list for me. usually because I am not on the right machine to be taking those roads less travelled. Looking for a little dual sport to add to the XT250 so that both hubby and I can follow those unknown bits of dirt gravel.

  2. I make a mental list. Sometimes I remember. I’ve always been big on “I wonder where that road goes?” And I’ve followed many roads just so I’d know. Nothing epic, but I know how to get around pretty well.

  3. I love to check out the “road less traveled”. You just never know what or where you will end up. Been known to do a little off roadin on trips. Make for good blogging!

  4. I generally don’t wait for next time. Mainly because there may not be a next time. I may have just happened upon the road by chance and may never be back that way again. I have days where I will just be riding and come to an intersection.. If it’s an even minute I go left. If its odd I go right.. Then I travel until I come to another intersection, or become uncomfortable with the surroundings. That’s the whole reason I ride a Tiger. Its the Adventure aspect of not knowing what’s round the bend. Take the chance. Live for the moment.. That is all life is, a collection of small moments, because those are the ones you will remember best.

    1. “There’s a prison called tomorrow, and there’s one called yesterday. The only place you’re free is in between.”

      from Campaign Trail by John Gorka

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