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Roadside Americana: The Scary Pie Lady of Frackville PA.

Roadside Americana: The Scary Pie Lady of Frackville PA.

I may have to start rethinking my penchant for visiting roadside statues.

Exhibit A:

Just check out the cold, dead eyes on these two.

Scary pie mama statue

And that poor kid… I’m not sure what’s more tragic; the headless doll, her haircut or the fact that she looks like she’s listening to the ocean in her mom’s pelvis like a giant seashell.

What do you think the pie is stuffed with? The souls of kittens? The hopes and dreams of children? The doll’s head?

scary pie lady shoes

By the looks of things in the (tres manly) shoe department, zombie pie lady must pull away from her bolts nightly, leaving her lofty perch behind to terrorize unsuspecting townspeople.

I hope they didn’t haunt my topbox.

scary pie people

Pie lady – so scary, so wrong, SO RIGHT! 

If you want to visit scary pie people:

115 West Coal St.
Frackville, PA
Roadside Treasure Map

Making Friends: File Under Kawasaki

Making Friends: File Under Kawasaki

When I am out riding my motorcycle I must have the kind of face that says, “Please talk to me!”

On Sunday while I was standing outside next to my Tiger drinking juice in a rest stop, a man walked over to talk to say Hi.

“Wow, nice bike. Looks really good.”

I proudly smiled big and said, “Thanks very much!”

“Yeah, alright. Looks like a Concours by Kawasaki. Do you know what that is?”

Survey Says…

image from http://brief-wit.com/

Ooooh. That’s too bad. Thanks for playing, mister. 

If he knew the bike model “Kawasaki Concours” enough to throw it around in conversation, I’m a little surprised that he’d see the Tiger 1050 and the Connie to be of the same ilk.

I suppose that if by “looks like a Concours” he meant that they both have wheels, a seat and a windscreen, then I guess I can see it.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Kawasaki Concourse Triumph Tiger 1050

I can only imagine that most people don’t know what to say to start a conversation blindly. The awkwardness is often compounded when they want to let the rider know that they too might know something about bikes. “Nice bike,” is pretty all purpose and a good opener. Don’t stray far from there if you aren’t confident with the subject!

I wonder if he got back in his car mumbling, “A Concours? What the hell was I thinking?” 🙂

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