I Was Out Riding In the Rain and Found Nirvana On Earth
B15 Rod and Custom is so far under the radar that a Stealth Bomber puts off a bigger signature.
It may not have a high profile, but to me, standing in a light rain as I stopped for a smoke after riding a couple hundred miles, it looked like the Garden of Allah to a thirsty man.
“Between Topino’s stream and that which flows
down from the hill the blessed Ubaldo chose,
from a high peak there hangs a fertile slope;
from there Perugia feels both heat and cold
at Porta Sole, while behind it sorrow
Nocera and Gualdo under their hard yoke.
From this hillside, where it abates its rise,
a sun was born into the world, much like
this sun when it is climbing from the Ganges.
Therefore let him who names this site not say
Ascesi, which would be to say too little,
but Orient, if he would name it rightly.”