Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Deputy Asked Me If I Rode A Motorcycle Or A Scooter

Yes, I rode to work today.

This time of year my commute begins in the dark, but the sun rises on my way. I enjoy riding in the rain, but after having the opportunity the last two mornings, I wasn't upset over seeing the sun.

As I went through security this morning the deputy asked me if I rode a motorcycle or a scooter. I explained how my Symba was an underbone motorcycle, but on many of the rider forums it is listed as a scooter. I'm afraid I was going into much more detail than the nice succinct previous sentence lets on. I can be known to prattle on at times and from the look in the deputy's eyes I began to suspect this was just such a time. It occurred to me to ask him why he had asked. It seems he'd thought he'd seen me on the road last night. He's never seen my bike, but he sees me in my gear as I pass through the metal detector every morning. He thought it might have been me but wasn't sure. Now I knew what question to ask, "Did the bike have a green flag on it?"

"Yeah," he said and added, "With three silver dots on it."

"That would have been me."

There were many more people out and about today at lunch time. There was what appeared to be a combination barbeque and Cardinal pep rally in front of one of the buildings I passed by.

Tonight is the second game of the World Series and I hoped traffic would be as light as last evening. It was, but there did seem to be more pedestrians headed for the game than last night.

The sun was setting as I got home.

  • 42F/5C and enough clouds to make for a beautiful sunrise for the ride to work.
  • 54F/12C with both lots of clouds and lots of sun for the ride home.


  1. Shouldn't your flag have a pink flamingo on it? Now that would certainly get you some attention...
    I still meet people who don't know what a Vespa is, and never heard of the brand before...

  2. Sonja,
    I'm a little surprised that there are people who have never heard of Vespa. I thought they had pretty good brand recognition. Oh well.

    Yes, I'm sure a pink flamingo would get attention, but I'm not sure it is the kind of attention I want.

    Thanks for stopping by.