Again this year I joined in on the WBAB Cold Finger Run on Long Island. Hundreds of motorcycles participate in a police escorted ride from the Cradle of Aviation Museum Center (Charles Lindbergh took off from the field on his historic flight across the Atlantic before being elected a Nazi friendly President in an alternative history novel by Phillip Roth which has disturbing echoes for today, but I get ahead of myself) to Patchogue (where Hitler’s real nephew lived after the war – OK, I’m milking this for all I can!).
The weather wasn’t that bad, 40 degrees with sun and some wind. The money raised on the ride goes to charity and it is very noisy with many bikes with very loud pipes. I seldom choose escorted rides but this has become a bit of a tradition for me. Being on New Year’s Day I am usually free and it is sometimes fun to disrupt the drivers on Long Island roads with police escorts waving us through red light intersections and past stopped cars.
The last couple of years Pamela and I have skipped the after-party to stop by a lovely restaurant nearby called “Bobbique.” More on a coming review. Meanwhile you can actually pick us out on the big group picture below. Way back on the right on the row closest to the photographer my orange (official paint color is “cognac”) Can-Am Spyder RT-S is in the sea of black leather bikers. Join us next year!