I left South Africa in June this year with the intent to ride my motorbike to Spider Rock.
Spider Rock is located in Canyon de Chelly National Park (AZ). According to Dine legend Spider Rock is the home of Spider Woman. I took the pictures here in July 2005. Since then I have been yearning to return with a cleaner heart and pay my respects to the ancestors.
The cleaner heart part has to do with being whole again after a long review and expelling the demons of a bad and destructive relationship from my soul.
I walked down into the canyon to find Indian villages built into its rock walls. It is said that these villages originated between 350 and 1300 AD. It was an amazing sight to behold. I felt priviledged to be there.
Spider Rock is at least 230 million years old. I felt the ancestors roam there.
The earth was alive even as tourists trampled over the holy ground and poor colonized Dine (Navajo) begged inside the canyon and alongside the road.
I felt vibrant the day I visited Spider Rock. Vibrant despite the deceit in tow.
I want to go back. No, I need to go back. But this time alone. And on two powerful wheels. Sorry DSM.
These two wheels in particular. A 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa.
A 1340cc 16 valve missile.
Now if Tony Herman will just step up, dig into his tickie pocket for change, and buy me this f*cking bike.
Same colour broer and don't worry about the aftermarket pipes and jetting stuff. I'll take care of that after the break-in period. ;0)