Motorcycle Santa Ride 2011- Long Island Style
Our Mission: Bring a little Christmas cheer to the people on the roads.
Mission Status: Success.
Last year, I hit the road dressed as a lone wolf Santa. But this year,… I’m pleased to say that I had a few friends who decided to join me in spreading good cheer.
Aside from two-wheeled Santas, our group was two elves strong. In fact, I had my own pillion elf. Chloe braved the cold to partake in the fun.
It is amazing that something as simple as dressing up in a costume and riding around on your motorcycle can bring so many people happiness. But, it does.
When is the last time you saw a pair of size 12 motorcycle boots like this? They alone are good for a laugh.
We decided to take what would normally be the most “un-fun” riding route in town – we headed to where all of the people were. Hell, we even cruised through a mall parking lot. Un-fun? Not this time!
The reactions that we got from onlookers were priceless. Honking, cheers, waves, people taking photos of us – there is no doubt about it, we brought a smile to many faces. I would go so far as to say that we made a few people’s day. I’m pretty proud of that. A simple act brought much happiness.
At the end of our ride we made our way into Port Jefferson for coffee. The group of us universally decided that it just might have been the most fun ride we’d had all year.
The joy, the happiness, the laughter – it was all so infectious. It really did my heart good.
I can’t wait to go again. I suspect our next ride will pick up a few more Santas along the way, too.