Join Date: May 2008
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Just Play Along
September 18, 8:45 pm. Springdale, Utah near the entrance to Zion National Park. Four BMW’s are lined up under the porte cochere of the Best Western. A lone rider (me) stands near an R 1200 RT. Enter Stage left a gray haired gentlemen in his mid-60s.
(Older Gentleman): Hi, I’m Gary.
(Me): Pleased to meet you, Gary. I’m Moot.
Gary: Moot, eh? Is that your real name?
Moot: No, Gary. That’s a nickname.
Gary: That’s a pretty nice Honda ya got there.
Moot: Why thanks, Gary. It’s pretty much top of the line---best bike Honda makes.
Gary: Why’d ya chose a Honda instead of a Harley?
Moot: Well, Gary, what I really wanted was a BMW but they’re pretty pricey.
Gary: BMW huh? Never knew BMW made motorcycles. Are you sure?
Moot: I suppose I could be wrong, Gary. Maybe its actually Mercedes or Porsche; but I’m pretty sure one of those German car companies makes a motorcycle.
Gary: I ride too, ya know?
Moot: That’s fantastic, Gary. What kind of bike do you have?
Gary: Oh, I don’t actually have a bike but I took the motorcycle course to get my license a few years ago.
Moot: Good for you, Gary. Well, listen, if you ever decide to buy one, look at these Hondas. They make great motorcycles. Listen, Gary, I gotta go check in; you have a great evening.
Gary: Ok, well thanks. Nice chatting with you.
Ya just gotta play along with it. It is quite entertaining and keeps any element of frustration entirely at bay.
2004 R 1200 C (Fire Starter)
2007 R 1200 RT (Heavy Feather)
2008 Ducati 999 S (Shock and Awe)