Monday, June 25, 2007

An Open Letter...

To the guy driving the sparkly new motorcycle this morning:

Sir, with all due respect, we do not drive our Harley Davidson wearing nothing but a t-shirt, denim shorts, and deck shoes sans socks.

I know Florida has a provision for driving without a helmet and as you apparently wish to feel the wind in your hair and the bugs between your teeth, more power to you. Although in-town, a helmet will increase your chances of survival should an idiot pull out in front of you... and don't pretend you don't know what I mean. This place has some utterly moronic drivers, and you'd have to be half-blind to miss them.

Granted, at highway speeds a helmet pretty much just increases your chances at having an open coffin. If this is not a priority of yours, I can see why you might refrain at those times.

However, the rest of your toggery utterly boggles my mind. Okay, the t-shirt I can get. It's Florida, it's freaking hot, and it isn't as if you have A/C on the bike. But shorts? And the deck shoes??? Dear God, man, the DECK SHOES!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??

Words fail me. At least they weren't flip-flops.



Mauigirl said...

Funny post! Ouch, I always wonder about people who ride motorcycles on the highway no matter what they wear...I imagine them splattered all over the road, especially when they are weaving in and out between cars that are only a car-length or two apart at 70 m.p.h.!

By the way, I tagged you for a meme - play along if you'd like, if not, no worries! ;-) It's on my blog on June 26.

Amanda said...

Thanks, Maui!

I actually have a teensy problem with motorcycles in that my boyfriend when I was 15 was killed in a motorcycle accident (yes, we were still dating at the time). Over the years I've come to know that the greatest danger to motorcycle riders isn't necessarily themselves -- for the responsible riders -- but the moreso the idiots on the road who drive vehicles with way more mass than a motorcycle.

When two objects attempt to occupy the same space at one time, the one with the greater mass wins. Can't argue physics.

My husband wants a Harley. God help me.

And I meme-d! See above :) I'm always good for a tag as long as I'm told, LOL.