Monday, December 14, 2009

Am I know-it-all old fart

Tonight I was out walking the dog when I saw a young guy go past on a Yamaha Scorpio. He was riding right up on a car's bumper and only wearing shorts. I tut-tutted (old foggie-like) and carried on walking.

When I stopped at the shop here he was trying (and failing) to get his bike up on it's main stand. I asked him if he was ok and if he wanted me to show him how to get it on the stand easily. He mentioned that it was a bit of a heavy old thing . I didn't mention that my Connie out weighed his bike by over 100kg and showed him how to use his weight to get the bike up on the stand - none of this lifting nonsense.

And then the most convincing display of codgerness - I told how I didn't think much of his safety shorts. I guess it's been a while since I was young & dumb enough to ride in shorts...

No, I'm not going to buy a Harley!

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