By: KinG JaKe
One thing I love about having a custom bike is that you are always greeted at the fill up station by someone. One thing I hate about having a custom bike is that you’re always greeted at the fill up station by someone. I’ve made plenty of gas stops, and have heard plenty of stories. Whether it be someone who just likes bikes and wants to say hi, an old timer recalling the past, or a crack head trying to sell me something stolen. I’ve heard it all.
Some days I may want to “just get gas,” and taking 15 minutes to get 1.7 gallon’s of gas isn’t exactly want I aim for. Getting into unwanted conversations becomes a specialty. And good stories are hard to come by, but when you do get a good story. You can feel the excitement in the air, their words sharing a moment lost in time. An old timer, staring blankly into space, telling you about his “ol flatty”. Eye’s glassed over, reliving their past. It makes it all worth while.
If you do have a story, I’m not saying I want you to stop me at every gas station. I’m saying we should fill up together, so we can get back to the road, and make our own memories.