Steel Wheels

The Tao Of Motorcycling


April 2013

Mesquita Sunset

Each Spring I ride to these Mesquite blooms on Independence Way (FM 2621) in Washington County. For a couple weeks they light the pasture gold. Bikers training for the annual MS-150 come to this spot from near and far but when the blooms turned gray this year the Earth had lost a great friend near this very spot as she trained for the long ride.

Margaret Noecker,  September 7, 1956 – April 14, 2013. R.I.P.

Mesquite FM 2621 - March bloom 2

MS-150 training on FM 2621

On Independence Way in Washington County – April 2013

Rust Never Sleeps

Less Is More

Sustainable operations. Think small. Cook slow. The oil industry is actually aligned with the zeitgeist. Since the early 70s oil-bots like this one have pumped slow and steady, 24/7. No maintenance required. With more rust came more oil along with increasing populations of Deer, Bobcats, Coyotes, Armadillos, Wild Mustard, Bees, Undocumented Workers, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In the state of nature rust never sleeps and nature always wins.

Oil Well front

Bumblebee on wild mustard in front of well

Paradise Road

Reflections in a Siver Eye

Sun Oil Rd, and Quebe Rd, in Washington County Texas – April 5th 2013

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