Friday, April 16, 2010

el sancho and the viixen

I'm leaving a meeting daydreaming about the jungle when I see them. They on their bikes, the lovely older and magnificently well cared for bikes that only serious bikers have. I pull up behind them and I notice them laughing. He's a bit overweight, his hair comes way past his helmet. She's in leathers and has her shades on and I see shades of red hair reflected in the sun. They are easily in their fifties and are on their bikes in the middle of the day. I smile and then I see it. Their license plates. His says El Sancho and hers says Viixen and I realize in that moment that no matter what I do I will never know this, I will never know what it means to let my freak plates fly, that there is a story to how they've earned these names and went and minted them and this is how they are known, on their bikes and with their peeps. El Sancho and the Viixen.

El Sancho reaches down to his saddlebag and digs around and I find myself desperate to know what he keeps in there. Viixen revves her motor and puts her boot on the little metal thing, I am sure it has a name and I yet I have no idea what it's called, all I know is I wish I was on the back of her bike. The light turns green and off they go, El Sancho and the Viixen, they go and they go fast and I want to follow them because wherever they are going must be pretty damn cool.

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10 comments:

meno said...

hi jen.

ah yes, the freedom of being a freak. I want to go with them too.

slow panic said...

i think they might look at your bravery to live in the jungle and be just as impressed and just as curious to follow you.....

Lara said...

Lately, I've been waking from dreams where I ride a black Harley and sport tattoos that thus far I have yet to imagine...and maybe I'm living a litter freer because of it.

krista said...

with a name like vixen, the living must be good.

Kim said...

I agree with 'slow panic'.

bgirl said...

so many roads...wonderin' how you are doing on yours.

Rosalind治男Garney火吟 said...

海鷗要高飛,必先遠退。花蜜要香醇,必先久釀。......................................................

RobinGallego0717俊毅 said...

人間好話,要如海綿遇水牢牢吸住......................................................

cheekyketek said...

Wait. You mean you're not a freak? And here I was wanting to get on the back of *your* bike.

--Gwen

Not A Mountain said...

Lovin' your writing. Not sure where I wondered in from, but I have added you to my favorite lists and will be back again! :) Love and light!