Holy crap. The weather has been absolutely fantastic for riding. I really thought I would be pathetically sobbing on the steps of my garage, merely watching the bike I wished I was riding in the month of November. Much to the surprise of all Maryland bikers, November has given us the opportunity to ride more than ever. 75 degrees? Really? I recently rode the Road King (from Old Glory HD of Laurel of course) to my Saturday shift from Pasadena up to Hunt Valley. Like Colleen (10a-2pm weekdays on 100.7 The Bay) pointed out, I must have checked to make sure the bike still there by looking out the 7th floor window approximately 1.3 million times.
Here’s a little discussed tradition between Harley owners: The Wave. I have a theory. I believe that the first time you lift that right leg over your hog, you are automatically programmed with the instinct to wave to other Harley owners as you pass by each other. For me, it’s usually the “peace” sign underneath the clutch. It’s a sign of mutual respect. It’s the brief recognition of sharing that feeling you get when you’re on a bike. It’s like saying “damn right, bro” without opening your mouth at all.
Crotch Rockets? Well, they get a different “signal” all together.
I’d love to hear your take. Do you wave at fellow bikers? Harley owners? Crotch rockets?