Today I had the grand joy of driving up to Dillon Montana. Long story short - a friend of mine's plans fell through and she needed to complete her trip from Oakland to Dillon for EFY. I picked her up in Idaho Falls and drove her to Dillon and then drove back.
On my way I saw many very beautiful things. One thing I have always been impressed with was the brother (and sister) hood of motorcycle riders. Whether you're on a Harley, a Yamaha, a Honda or a chopper (Like Jesse makes), as long as you are on two wheels, you are a member of this brotherhood. And you know you are because you all extend your left arm out as you pass another brother on a hog. The really cool brothers point with either a thunb and a finger or two fingers in a "peace" sort of way. All of this is done "on the low down" or in other words, with your hands below your waste extended out past the bike.
I own a Toyota pick up truck. It cost a little extra, but in theory will last a bit longer than most other cars and won't die like a Ford. My truck was made in my home town by guys I went to high school with. Though not a very prideful man, I do take a bit of pride in my truck. I am a Toyota owner. Proud of it. I want to show it. I want to develope a sign so that others Toyota drivers and I can show our pride. When we pass each other on the road - we could show this sign. Maybe we all give each other a thumbs up, or a show each other our ring fingers (as to the fact I've had several girls go "Ooh a Tacoma! Can you take me for a ride?"). I've thought of just flipping off people in Ford trucks, but I don't think that is the best hand sign. I will continue to ponder on this. Until then - if you see me waving a finger at you and you're in a Toyota - I consider you a brother or sister.
A day in three acts - [Normally I love Mondays. Josh takes the kids to school and the van to work, and I get to sleep in (good in these times of nighttime pain), have a slower ...
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