I cannot understand some attitudes
Why is it that whenever someone does something to my motorcycle I am either too far away or was inside a building to do anything? I was too far away when I saw a guy standing, yes standing, on the seat of my ACE. He was taking pictures of the bikes coming down Dickson St. during Bikes, Blues and BBQ two years ago.
Now, some jackass dragged something across the top of my hardbags on my Indian. There are small, about half inch long, permanent scrapes in the paint. I was inside shopping and came out and found it. I don't understand it. The guy taking pictures just stood there on someone else's property taking his pictures. He jumped off and disappeared into the crowd before I could get there. But what would I have done? There was no damage.
What would I have done if I saw the guy or gal damage the Indian? Well that is a little different because there was damage and they would be paying for the repair. But the question is, why do people think that motorcycles are open to that kind of treatment? Would they stand on the hood of someone else's Cadillac? I am sure that they would walk away if they damaged a car because they can't admit they did it and don't want to pay, but I have the feeling that the damage to my bike was intentional.
There are people in this town who don't like our rally and it is only 5 days away so it may have been a gut reaction to the bike and the upcoming rally. Maybe I should put a Mongols sticker on the bike. Then they can live in fear of reprisal.
Last edited by Steve D.; 09-18-2016 at 05:10 PM.