I own two motorcycles. One is big and comfy; the other is nimble and fast. The BMW rides like a limousine; the Yamaha accelerates like a rocket.
The weather has been unseasonably nice lately, so I've been taking the Yamaha to work. It lacks the luggage and comfort of the BMW but makes up for that with good looks and fun. Here's a picture of my Yamaha from behind with Pandy as my passenger.
Do you remember when you were a little kid how adults and life itself seemed to ignore you? How you felt insignificant when you were overlooked? I remember that and I always keep it in mind when dealing with kids.
So, today I'm riding the Yamaha to work and I find myself behind a schoolbus. I'm trailing it for a while and notice two girls in the back seat had turned around and are watching me. One of them waves. I wave back. Instantly, the two girls leap up and squeal. A second later, several more kids turn around to see what the excitement is.
Kids often wave at motorcycles and I enjoy returning the gesture. This bus, however, was going nuts. I'm sure the cranky bus-driver was screaming, "Get back in your seats!" But there's no denying children their attractions.
After a short while, the bus turns and I give the kids a thumb's-up to say goodbye. Again, the gesture incites immediate commotion as they all jump around to wave goodbye.
A small but pleasurable moment. It isn't every day we get to feel special. Do you ever wave at anyone on the road?