Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Warren, MI, USA
Side of the road
Yesterday, I went for a little lunch ride from Detroit to Paradise, MI. To make a long story short, as I was riding on no particular route on the back road twisties, I discovered myself close to a friend's house that I haven't seen in over 10 years. So I pulled off the road and called him on my cell phone to get directions to the house.
As I was finishing up the call and putting the phone back in the tank bag, 3 guys on Harley's pulled up and asked if I needed any help. My first thought was, "This is great! Motorcyclist camaraderie! It doesn't get any better!" I had scarcely gotten the words out of my mouth, "thanks, but I was just finishing up a phone call," when I heard all 3 in unison say, "You mean that thing doesn't have a built in phone?" I told them no, but that I was getting the porta-potty factory option installed in the spring.
I then have to endure the good hearted ribbing about my luxury machine verses their "real" bikes with no windshields, radios...or shocks! They were all hardtails. I asked them how far they had ridden so far. They said that they had gone about 60 miles north for a lunch ride and were almost home.
Of course, I got more ribbing when I told them that I was on mile 420 for the day with about 150 left to go. I guess that just getting too old to be shaken up on a hardtail. Lord, I love this bike!
'93 K1100LT (Hers)