Had to take a ride into Yuma the other day to get a new rear tire for the bike – amongst several other errands.
I left here at 10:00AM and DAMN it was one COLD ride !! Sure glad I decided to wear my gorgeous HEATED JACKET. Had that thing turned ON the whole way.
By the time I got everything done I was one tired old Broad and just wanted to get home to my couch and quilt.
There were three riders in front of me on Hwy. 95 so I just tucked in with them in group formation. Traffic was fairly heavy so passing opportunities were limited.
I think there are only two places on this route that has an actual passing lane. I followed along with the fellow riders for about 1/2 hour but when I came to the section where there was the two lanes I decided to take advantage of that and gave the old wrist a bit of exercise and twisted the throttle a little harder and passed them.
If I had not passed these riders I would never have met this FAMOUS BLOGGER !
I am a person who is always looking at license plates – well at least while I’m here in the South West. I glance over at a Jeep I was passing and saw Canadian plates – however, my mind ( ‘da poor old thing ) registered B.C. In all fairness to my ageing old brain – the plates colours are almost identical.
I don’t know what made me glance up – but when I did this is what I saw…
Well I near went off ‘da road !! I immediately put my thumb on the horn and sped up even more to get along side this Jeep to see if it REALLY was Al & Kelly. Obviously the excitement wasn’t making me think clearly !! LOL
Here I am, riding about 60 MPH – yes I slowed down a bit – smiling and waving like a mad person. Afterwards, I realized “THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW ME !!”
Now there are Bloggers and there are Bloggers. But Al is the GRAND DADDY of them all in my opinion !
Shortly after that there was a place to pull in just past the Border Patrol Station and Al pulled in behind me.
Al is NEVER without his camera and he took pictures that I didn’t even know were taken – yes, complete with my HELMUT HAIR !
He blogged about it HERE.
It was (and still feels like) a very surreal experience for me. I’ve been following The Bayfield Bunch since before I even got on the road !!
Al asked Kelly to take this picture of us and I totally STOLE it from his Blog.
Still can’t believe I actually met THE BAYFIELD BUNCH in person !!
Soon – very soon – the next BIG announcement will be made. And Barbara you shush now !!