As the title suggests, we are social creatures. Today we made a lot of new friends. When departing from Cody, WY a man approached us as we were loading our bikes back up. He was wearing BMW Motorrad suspenders and was roughly 60 years old. As he walked up to us, we knew he was interested in our bikes. His first words to us were in a heavy German accent; “Forgive me, I don’t speak English.” He was here in the states from Germany on vacation with his family. Joergen, told us about his BMW bikes and how much he loved rifles. His big conversation was about how he has been on the Nurburgring on a BMW ‘K’ bike.
Dave knew just enough German that we could have a conversation with him. Fascinating man. Once again, bonded by two wheels… Bliss.
We stopped in for breakfast at the ‘Irma’, which is a bar / hotel that ‘Buffalo Bill’ owned. There was a film crew filming a documentary about the Irma today. We sat next to them during breakfast while they continued to film….We are totally going to be in the background of every shot.
After breakfast we started west and hit Yellowstone. That is a breathtaking place. No wonder it is so popular. While we were there we met a very nice couple, Bob and Wendy. Bob was a Police Chaplin in the Chatham area of Canada and we knew some of the same people. He told me a story about one of the officers that had been struck and killed on the interstate on a traffic stop. He was the second person on the scene. His voice trembled, his eyes welled up as he remembered the details from so many years ago. Sometimes we take for granted how much people will let us into their lives, even for a brief moment. I enjoyed the conversation with them, I asked to take their picture to remember them by. (Their photo is the background of this post)
After Yellowstone, we rocketed across the high plains at what could be described best as ‘Spirited Riding’. We ended up in Boise, Idaho for the night. What a cool town. It is definitely a hipster town. Who knew? Really friendly people, unlike most hipster towns where everyone is better than you and they know it. We made friends with a guy at the hotel bar and talked in depth with him about bourbon and wines. Learned some neat things.
What an amazing day…. Meeting so many new people and just enjoying everything.
Two Wheeled Therapy.
Rubber side down.