Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Wave

I wave.

I wave to other motorcyclist as we pass on the highways and byways. It doesn't matter if I know them - I am wishing them a safe ride.

I wave to everyone in the RV park. It doesn't matter if I know them, it doesn't matter if I was just talking to them five minutes ago - we all wave to each other as we pass. I'm not sure why we wave - we just like to wave.

We rode to Coolidge yesterday for brunch. Excellent food and excellent service at Tag's Cafe.

Quite often on our rides we need a break on the return leg and we have found a few favorite places to pause for refreshment. I've mentioned a few of these places before - Tortilla Flat, Greasewood Flat and a new one - Santan Flat. They are all bars frequented by bikers and tourists. Most have barstools topped with old saddles. All have large outdoor party areas, live music on the weekends, lots of firepits, cold beer and good food. They have websites - check them out.

Here we are at Santan Flat last Wednesday - Nancy and Harry on the left, Dave standing, Jerry, Menno's back, Wrongway Jim, Larry hiding and John leaning. We had eleven bikes that day, but a few cut the day short.


Anonymous said...

Which wave do you usually use. The low wave dropping your hand down by the tank, the mid wave where you just lift our hand off the grip or the high wave where you lift it about half way to shoulder height? Do you use a one finger (no not that one) wave with a loosely closed fist or a two finger wave either thumb and pinkie or index and middle finger?

Scott said...

Usually two fingers pointed toward teh ground, wishing that my fellow riders keep two wheels on the pavement.

Anonymous said...

Better get back here and wave to the riders in west wash they are falling over, rubber failing to meet the road, with increasing regularity.

Story from todays PI
"The motorcycle crash Sunday morning on northbound Interstate 405 marked the state's fifth fatal motorcycle accident this year.

"Troopers are alarmed over the high number of fatal crashes occurring so early in 2009," Trooper Cliff Pratt said. "Total motorcycle fatalities reached 75 in 2008, up nine from 66 in 2007. In all, state troopers investigated 584 motorcycle collisions in 2008 resulting in nearly 200 injuries and contacted 4,409 riders for high speeds."

Sunday's crash happened on the exit ramp to northbound state Route 169. A 46-year-old Auburn man was speeding and lost control on a corner while riding his 1986 Harley-Davidson, Pratt said. He died at the scene."