More than once I have had a stranger's car pull along side to shout reports of possible tornado sightings. This form of communication is insidious because there is absolutely no way of knowing if this person is an alarmist kook or a truly concerned Samaritan. Regardless, such rides amp up the stress level considerably and peg heart rate monitors into their upper zones. Post ride bullshit sessions were animated in the same sort of way soldiers coming off a mission are animated. In retrospect, some of those road and mountain rides are my fondest memories of riding and in many ways I miss them. I don't ride anymore. After too many near death experiences I can't bring myself to go out and battle SUV's on the roads of upstate
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