One of Gordon's favorite activities was riding his motorcycle down country roads, in autumn. This is an excerpt from a poem written to Margaret, following one of those "fall leaf" rides. It is dated October 1, 1998:
It's Autumn now, God I
feel so free
There's a chill in the air, and it refreshes me
The colours in the forest, ablaze from tree to tree
Mother Nature's pride is showing... for all of us to see.