Thursday, May 3, 2012

Odd Is As Odd Does

Yes, I rode to work today.

It has been a long day. I had a meeting after work, which meant a nice long ride after work and then home after the meeting. That was good, but it is late. I am tired.

After work a co-worker rode with me. I didn't know he was going to. He just was there. He rides a Harley. It was kind of creepy looking in the mirrors and seeing him behind me. I'll admit the movie Duel did come to mind.

Eventually he pulled up next to me. I looked at him. He spoke. "I usually take the highway, but I could do this route," he said, "It's not half bad. Easy." Then he said, "The lights green." I'd been looking at him and didn't notice. I took off in the lead again.

At the next light he pulled up next to me again. "My tires are bigger than yours." The light changed and this time he took the lead.

At the next light he pulled into the left turn lane. I was next to him in the lane going straight. I was behind a car. He was behind a 49cc scooter. "He has little bike, too," he said, "Is it bigger than yours."

"No," I replied, "His is a 50cc and mine is a 100cc."

"I don't know what mine is," he said, "But, I know how much it weighs."

With that, the light changed and we parted ways.

Hmm, odd is as odd does.

  • 71F/22C and lots of sun for the ride to work.
  • 84F/29C and abundant sunshine when I left work.
  • 76F/24C with lots of moonshine in the sky when I finally got home.

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty funny. I like that gentle teasing. He liked you. I hope you see him again. It would have been so easy for him to ignore you. Sometimes I wave at Harley riders when we pass and I'm on my scooter. Only once did someone nod back. Sometimes I just do it to annoy because I know they probably want to mash my little scooter, but sometimes I find someone who understands it's just a two-wheeled salute.