Would Napolean ride?

Of course not- his feet wouldn’t reach the pegs!

But, I do think that something he said may ring rather loudly in the ears of fellow riders…

“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.”

Now, modified for the riders…

“A rider will ride long and hard for a bit of coloured sticker.”

I am, of course, talking about the country and other stickers that cover the panniers and fairings of rider’s bikes.  Like campaign ribbons, they tell others where you’ve been, how experienced you are, and what kind of a rider you are.  Knowing my own prowling through souvenir shops and gas stations for a good country sticker, I can only wonder how many other riders do the same?  How many have taken a slightly different road simply to get in one more country in- to get one more sticker?

Odd what thoughts go through your mind as you ride the day away…


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