Thursday, October 13, 2005

Get offa my road!

Now that the weather is nice, there's a whole lot of bikes out on the road. Where were all these people this summer? I'll tell ya where: driving in their air conditioned, leather seated, pristine SUVs. They don't wave, they wear fringed jackets and those stupid shorty helmets that no one except a scooter kid should ever wear and they piss me off.

The whole POINT of riding is that you're out in the weather (that, and getting your knee down is awfully fun sometimes). It follows that you would ride whatever the weather. The Norwegians (or Swedes, or Danes, or one of those nordic peoples) have a saying along the lines of "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing."

I think they were talking about fringed gauntlet riding gloves that match your saddlebags.

In other news, this morning I saw another hot air balloon. It had a HUGE advertisement for a fast food chain on it. See? I told you they were insidious and to be feared.

4 comments:

Der_General said...

I admit it, I'm a fair-weather rider - if it's raining or below 50 degrees, I take the car. Of course, I ride a cruiser, so "getting your knee down" rarely comes into it. I never ride without proper gear, fashion be damned - but it seems that 99% of the riders I see here (sportbike, cruiser, or other) don't wear a helmet at all...

Brian Ring said...

Don't be afraid of those balloons. They're just full of hot air.

Lucky said...

Riding a cruiser is no excuse for not getting your knee down occasionally. To make up for lost time, I demand you do so this weekend, and send me a photo of it.

Der_General said...

Assignment accepted, but I still say the only way I'll "get a knee down" is if things go terribly, terribly wrong. In the cruiser world, it's all about grinding down your floorboards...