Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Pascagoula, MS,
Interesting thing happen as I pulled up to work this morning on my Vee. I have just transferred to a new office and pulled into the parking lot next to an Indian. After I had removed my helmet and was taking off my jacket I heard someone call out, “is it suppose to get cold today?”
I looked around and the Indian rider was standing in the smoking area with his beanie helmet under his arm and said, “You’re the third bike rider I’ve seen this morning with a jacket on and I wondering if I missed the news about a cold front coming through?”
Told him it was just a habit I got into a long time ago and like the feel of it. He ask wasn’t I hot in my leather jacket and I said with all these holes in it, it wasn’t bad. I wear a perforated leather jacket. He looks at the Vee and says something about a rice burner and I looked at him and said “you bet-cha”. Before he could say anything else a co-worker came up and wanted to look at my bike. Before long I had 6 or 8 guys standing around looking at the Vee (including the Indian rider) and asking questions about it. All liked the way it looks and had favorable things to say about it except the Indian rider and another guy I didn’t know that wanted to tell everyone how dangerous motorcycles are. No one paid any attention to the Indian at all. As we were breaking up to go inside, someone remarked about the JC Whitney trunk’s Maltese cross. I told them it was interesting, having a German symbol on a Chinese trunk on a Japanese bike. Everyone went into work with a smile on their face from that one.
So far I've had to take two other persons out to look at the bike so far today.