Mrs. hschisler and I were on the way to Monroe, OH this afternoon to pick up our Unigo trailer. During rush hour traffic on I-71 in downtown Columbus an Ohio State Highway Patrol motor officer came out of nowhere on our right side, taking a position about 50 feet ahead, and then slowed down. I was in the #1 lane; when I saw him slow down and look left at us I backed off, thinking he wanted to merge left in front of us for some reason. (hey, who am I to argue with a State Trooper?
Instead of merging, State Trooper waves me up to his side. We were wondering what was up -- something wrong with the bike? Instead, he gives us a thumbs-up and yells from lane #2 (and this is a direct quote): "Nice bike! It's the same thing I have at home!" Wifey gave him a thumbs up in return, I saluted, and he took off to continue his duties.
We laughed about that for an hour. Traffic around us had no idea what that was about, and we think it's one of the neatest things to happen to us with the LT.
The best part? We recognized him as one of 4 OSHP motor officers who escorted the A.D. Farrow Toys For Kids event last winter. (I have his business card but will withhold his name here in an effort to be Politically Correct.) We were part of that menagerie. When we pulled into the HD parking lot to begin the escorted ride, he came striding over to us to tell us the same thing: "Nice bike! It's the same thing I have at home!"
I think he likes the LT. Too bad he has to ride a HD on the job.