Monday, August 02, 2010

Have You Ever Missed Someone Real Good?


A dangerous thing to do standing in the middle of the road for this shot. But the scene was too beautiful to be passed.

Speed is a funny thing. You keep your eyes on the road. You try not to think of anything because at 160 kmph you can't afford to blink. A pebble on the road, or a bug flying off against your visor can make you flinch. At 160 you don't want to flinch. The chain reaction is just too much. You might jerk the handle bar a little to the right, or left. Next thing you know the machine wobbles making it very difficult to bring it back on steady. This sort of thing happens once too many and I have have seen enough that sometimes I feel like selling off this machine in exchange for a World War II German panzer tank.

Like I've said, speed is a funny thing. You don't want to think of anything when you're doing 160 but all of a sudden you see her in your mind, smiling and I swear I hear her laughter. In the middle of doing 160 I miss her so good that I gotta go faster to reach Sungai Bakap before dark.

21 Comments:

Blogger maklang said...

Assalamualaikum...

How are En. Bergen...Long time no see...Hope everythind is good!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

Maklang: It's good to see you again, Maklang. I'm doing good. Thank you, ma'am.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Zendra-Maria said...

Beautiful composition, Sir. Love the glimmer in the clouds on the horizon - seem to be welcoming you home :)

12:56 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

Zendra-Maria: He he thank you, ma'am. Had to make do with the iPhone camera - too bulky to carry the Nikon on a bike. You'd understand, I'm sure.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Bergen, how I wish someone would think of me like that.

Nur

1:23 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

Anonymous 1:23pm/Nur: I'm sure there is that special someone who thinks of you that way, ma'am.

1:43 PM  
Blogger mekyam said...

this is abit like driving thru kansas in the us-midwest, i tell you. :D

p.s. nice new profile pix! mcm org tiga beranak.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

Mekyam: You're got it right there, ma'am. Midwest landscape - flat land, cornfields.

He he macam tiga beranak - I like that.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Tommy Yewfigure said...

Gee Mr.Bergen, u remind me of Paul Bryan, the character played by Ben Gazzara in that popular 60’s tv series ‘Run for your Life’; that’s ok if u don’t take too many prisoners along the way. But this 160kmh Charles Bronson’s D.W 1/2/3 type of activities r bad for the health of others as well, u wouldn’t want that, would u? Other then that I think u had your epilogue all figured out.

Make the best of it.
Tommy

3:07 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

Tommy Yewfigure: I remember that TV show - along with Alias Smith & Jones. Now that you've mentioned it, I believe (my own psycho analysis ha ha) I am living out the characters from those TV series - moving from town to town looking for something I am not sure of.

I am in trouble.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Tommy Yewfigure said...

Then u probably believe in 'Randall & Hopkirk too.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous mm said...

you wouldn't want to be thinking of doing a 'rempit' stunt at that speed either, berg.. you must miss her real good..

7:37 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

Tommy: I don't remember watching Randall and Hopkirk- came to know about it from you. Today.

MM: I guess you're right. There's a rempit in every rider - small big or big bike. He he.

9:28 PM  
Blogger NanaDJ said...

I wonder when was the last time someone missed me like that?
Whoever she is... lucky her!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Zaharan Razak said...

Never done 160, never will. 60 will do just nicely. Better still 20. Ah, for that you need a pedal bike which is what I'm into now. Did a trip to Cambodia through Sungai Golok and Arayanpratet with 70 average. Too fast. So now settled in at 20 or less. Heaven ...

9:53 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

NanaDJ: You never know, ma'am. Maybe there's someone who misses you like that right this very minute.

Zaharan Razak: When do you plan to start on your bike journey to China? I have a Kona Africa Bike and a Giant XCT3. Thank you for visiting, sir. I often look out for your house whenever I'm in Dungun - I think I know which one but I could be wrong. No, I am no stalker, sir.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Miz lavender said...

Yes, it does look like the Mid-West highways. It evokes nostalgia for me.
I studied at the U of Chicago and later worked in ChiTown for five years.
Have travelled to Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Minneapolis etc, etc.
I remember my mum remarking what a boring landscape, cornfields and more cornfields.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Bergen said...

Miz Lavender: Your mum is right, of course.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Zaharan Razak said...

I've just posted a reply about bikes to your comment at my blog ... leaving on Sept 15 ... maybe not a stalker, but stealthy, also no?;-)

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i feel for you..

-t-

10:22 PM  
Blogger norlyda said...

salam mr.b.
been reading ur post again. beautifully written.
guess dat is how my spouse misses his love,always remembering her in everything he sees.

don't go too fast on d bike.

9:55 PM  

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