I plan on a long ride. Traditionally, Momma Springer does not come with saddlebags. On HD’s CVO Springer, there is zero storage. Even finding a place to store the registration slip takes creativity! In planning for a ride with an overnight stay, I needed options. With saddlebags, I will not be able to take much, however I can take something.
Visually, the bags work well with the bike. They are sleek. They sit within the existing width. The test ride was assuring. There were no squeaks or rattles. Initially I felt like there was no change. As I rode, I realized there was a difference. No sound.
With the saddlebags on, the road noise from the rear wheel is blocked. Additionally, the sound from the exhaust pipes is quite different. The silence is distinctive, especially in contrast to what it is like to ride a stock Springer.
The process of exploring, solving, and affirming satisfies a desire to live. There are no givens. Automatics are generalities that should be confirmed.
I find I need space to stretch, grow, and learn from the outcome so I can do it again. I look at Momma Springer and I am eager to take on the next challenge! Part of my excitement comes from the process of preparing for the ride. For me, tackling the first challenge opened the gateway to more.
The great news is that you and I live with a God that gives us space. I realize that some think we have too much freedom. I do not accept that view. I love the wind blowing through my hair. I love the uncertainty that comes with the ability to choose. With choice, we can make a difference.
Wisdom fathers remind us that God likes space. God “makes the creatures; the creatures don’t make him. Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him.” (Acts 17.25, 26)