Serendipity to the rescue. Again.
Sometimes the planets align just right and deliver an answer to a question that you may have long since forgotten to keep asking. I love it when that happens.
While scrolling through Instagram the other day, I saw this photo set posted by @Mototourers:
As soon as I saw the location it was posted from, the wheels started turning: Bethel, New York? That’s day ride range. Maybe I should go check that out.
After looking through the photos and reading the caption, I landed on the ZacMax website. There I found the answer to a question I’ve had since 2016 – who or what was this:
In the summer of 2016, we were on our way home from a weekend of riding in Hancock, NY. We’d stopped in a gas station in the town of Liberty. This guy just happened to be lurking in the bushes.
From this brief encounter, I never found out whether this was a mascot, a known character, or a funky piece of art from a local. That is… until this week.
And sure, maybe knowing the answer to something like this is trivial. But even so, that feeling of not knowing something was quelled. That’s a relief.
I’d like to believe that if I just keep riding around, the answers to all of my unanswered questions will make themselves known. Nothin’ to do but just keep trying to figure it all out.
Keep riding, exploring, asking questions, discovering answers.
Hopefully, I’ll get to the bottom of those pancakes one day.