This Sundays post is, for the most part, a picture post with not too much of my inner thoughts, ramblings and insight included, mainly because what I had in mind to write about doesn't really jive or relate much to all the images that I'm putting up today.
I remember a while back I did a few blog surveys asking readers to chime in on whether they prefer less photos or more writing, once a week, once every two weeks etc. The more I thought about it, the more I felt that asking readers what they preferred totally negated the uniqueness and "in the moment" style of my articles.
Not that I don't care about what readers think, but if I start to write and tailor it for readers, I think it will lose the whole "throw caution to the wind" flavor and reasoning behind this trip, and subsequently, this photo-journal and blog.
I write about what I feel and am going through at the time, I write about what and who I encounter, and about things that happen along my way, along my original "Get out of Florida" trip.
I don't want this journey and travelogue to become streamlined or commercial, which is why I don't have sponsors anymore. I get help from readers, people like you reading this right now, and some companies who donate products, but no financial support.
It's not their trip, it's mine, and I don't want to feel that they own part of me in any way.
I'm Irish. Pig headed and stubborn.
My therapist Ray, back when I was in rehab 5 years ago, called me a coconut head.
And BTW, this little P that appears in the top left of each photo as your pointer hovers on it is if you are a Pinterest fan and want to pin any of my photos to your boards.
There were quite a few Turbo bikes at the Poronpurijaiset, all Shoveleads, all except for one Evo.
And Seppo was there with his Turbo Shovelhead called "Dead End". This bike has been featured in many magazines up here in Finland.
Meanwhile, great bikes just kept rolling in the Karu MC Poronpurijaiset, all types of machinery, and not just limited to Harleys either.
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