Saturday, May 2, 2015

Biker Eschaton


It's all about motorcycles these days, on this transport blog. There's Lukeya's Norton, LL's Ducati, Fredd's Kawasaki and lots more. This puts me in mind of a biker party I went to, many, many years ago.

There I was, on New Year's Eve, at a party. They were a mixed crew, a couple of Wolf's Outlaws, maybe a Bandido or two, perhaps a Desperado, and there I was, regimental tie, blazer, the whole, "I say, you men, carry on," type of thing.



As the New Year struck, I congratulated the assembled outlaws with a hearty "Happy New Year!" including one ne'er do well who was at least 8' high and 5' wide. "Is it? F***er?" he asked me. I didn't reply, but I stood up (even straighter), looked that ruffian right in the eye, and prepared to die like a soldier.




The leaders of the party saved me, fortunately. "Leave him alone!" they said, "He's Adolf! And he's alright."

And that was that. Why did the outlaws call me Adolf? I'll leave you to ponder that.

Born to ride,

LSP

10 comments:

Brighid said...

ROFL... now which of you guys is that in the the first photo???

LL said...

And to think that I used to do that sort of thing for a living...

LSP said...

That would be a secret, Brighid.

LSP said...

You were a brave and possibly foolhardy man, LL.

I was just stupid.

Unknown said...

A touch more Conservative than we realised Padre?

LSP said...

"Unknown, I name this mighty oak, 'Old Tory.'"

But seriously, I was very young, very foolish and possessed of a completely unwarranted sense of invincibility.

Deo Vind.

LL said...

Not brave, LSP. Calculating and willing to run the odds, which were always solidly in my favor. There is a difference between foolhardy and calculated professional operations.

You can't remove or control all of the variables, but in my case, if they don't work in your favor, you can also choose not to play.

Legally, I had transactional immunity from the federal court. Morally, I didn't treat anyone in a way that was inconsistent with the way I wished to be treated. And I had fun riding the Harley D for a living.

Borepatch said...

Huh. Never thought to wear a Regimental tie with my leathers. I shall ponder that.

;-)

LSP said...

I'm sure you had your bases covered, LL. And being paid to ride? Good result.

LSP said...

I'm not sure if that's an entirely intuitive mix, Borepatch...