Today I rode my motorcycle on the freeway for the second time. I crossed the San Mateo bridge – which for those who are not familiar with it, is a bridge that spans about 8 miles across the bay from Hayward to San Mateo (here’s how it looks on Google maps). I was pretty nervous about it, because I know that it can get really windy on the bridge and I thought I’d just be blown around on my small, light-weight bike. But it wasn’t that bad.
When I got to the other side Steve and I took Skyline to 84 and back. Some nice twisty roads. I didn’t even attempt to keep up with him, I just rode at my own pace. Half way through I started to get a lot more comfortable and took the turns a little quicker. Riding is so much fun, I’m so glad I got a bike.
So here’s the funny part. On my way back across the bridge, I was riding in the middle lane and sensed this mini van next to me. Didn’t think much of it. I got over into the right lane to pass a vehicle and the mini van passed as well, and started lingering beside me again. I was thinking to myself, what the hell is this guy doing? I finally looked over, and there’s this little pug barking his head off at me! The driver rolled down the window for his pug to get a better view, and do some serious yelling. His owner was smiling and laughingï¿½ it was hilarious! That little guy did not like me riding. Dogs are so funny, gotta love ’em.