I have a friend at work who is the leader of a Harley Davidson club, and he was telling me about his upcoming poker run. For those not familiar with the term, they work like this: You all meet, pay an entry fee, and learn the route. Everyone travels at their own pace to five destinations and draws a card for each one. The top three poker hands win prize money, and everyone eats well at the end.
He said "You know, you don't need a bike to be there. Cars are fine, and one year, we even had a horse enter".
After convincing my wife it was a good idea, we each paid ten dollars to try our luck in the 32nd annual Fools Run!
As it turns out, there was 140 bikes, and one car. We rolled through the canyons and past the lakes from town to town. The top was down and a very nice day was punctuated by the "Harley Sound". I had no complaints about the 55 making too much noise either.
We had a ball, and saw a lot of thumbs up. (Nearly everyone waved something at us.) Some people wanted to see under the hood, and they weren't disappointed.
We didn't win any money, but there is always next year!