...So, I'm sitting at a crossing, lots of traffic, I can hear another bike a few cars up but, trucks between us, can't see him. Sounds nice though, throaty, deep, loud pipes.
So, his turn comes up, crosses highway and what do I see??? 2010 Deluxe! Two up. Loaded up for travel. And what do they do? Turn right into the place I am going. I pull in and we wave and they are obviously getting turned around to go the other way. I head inside, see who I was there to see about what I was there to see about and I notice they didn't leave the parking lot and are parked next to my scoot.
I finish my business and go out, shake hands, say hi, get acquainted, talk trash about Harley's, which I am starting to notice I do more than the HD people do about my ride. I should cut it out.
In any event, Matt and Molly from Toledo, her by way of the UK with her accent, out for a couple weeks on the road (I'm in Maryland) on their way to see DC then south then home.
Really nice folks, nice bike. They just got the Deluxe and have put 4,000 miles on it in two months. I asked her to sit on my Ultimate to see if she likes them better than the not very comfortable looking stocker. Guess what he's getting for Christmas?
So, the usual, wish we had a 6th gear, love the power and ride, eat Screaming Eagles for lunch, we have best looking bike in the history of the known universe, never see other strats, 6 gallons would be nice, etc. He had a slip on that the dealer had put on and didn't know what it was. It freaking roared yet, when we switched up on the ride and I followed for a bit, it was not bad at all at cruise. We head off for a short ride together and split at highway interchange, them to DC, me home. If we weren't so busy, I was thinking of inviting them over, grab my gal and go ride, do some dinner. Oh well. Gotta do what we gotta do.
In any event, it was real nice seeing and then getting to chat.
Put a smile on my face.