I attended a charity Poker Run this weekend for Park Lawn Charities. I was on the run commitee. Because I was on the commitee, I was up front and sometimes leading the run. We had about 500 to 600 attendees as far as I could estimate. We covered 145 miles. I wore my jockey style helmet and a sportbike style leather jacket(non-black) with Harley Davidson embriodered on the arms. No one, not even the mohawk topped, ZZ Top beard wearin, black leather, chain danglin, chap wearin, tatooed, pierced or drunk-assed bikers said a word about me wearin a helmet. I had an ABATE t-shirt on. The message is about choice. I did get some sh!t after the ride when I ordered an O'Dooles(sp) instead of a real beer.
Some of the guys started ordering "Gay beer" for me.
A fond, "F^ck You" from me got my message across just fine. Lot's of laughs, NO ATTITUDE. My point here, if there is one, is do what you know is best for you. Man up. We're all on two wheels. Oh yeah, I was a judge for the bike show awards after the run. I did mention to the other judges that it might seem odd to some that all the judges were wearing H-D attire.
The point was noted and dismissed.
So FYI, don't be too disapointed if you show up at a sportbike event with a Harley and don't win an award.
We also had one rider down. A woman on a softtail Deuce lost the back end on gravel pulling into the first stop and sprained her ankle.
Other than that, no problems.
See ya on Tue.