Monday, July 15, 2013

Hitchin' a Ride

So you're headed to a concert (in my case it would be Yo Yo Ma or Andre Bocelli), when you come upon a cyclist on the side of the road.  With a mechanical.  If you are like most cyclists, you would pull over and offer whatever assistance you could - a spare tube (yes, we have them in our glove compartments), a pump or a CO2 cartridge, a spare water bottle, or a ride to wherever.

And that's just what this couple did:
Cyclist Hitch-hiker

So you see, some people thumbing a ride are just trying to get to their next job - even the famous!

My Dad used to thumb a ride from Oklahoma State University to his hometown of Deer Creek, Oklahoma on the weekends.

I once backpacked through Europe, and had a few occasions in which to stick a thumb out for a ride.  Would I do it nowdays?  Good question.  And I have no answer.  (I probably would?)

1 comment:

Louise Plummer said...

I like this story. I used to pick up hitch hikers, but I'm more reluctant. I picked up some daft woman from a store parking lot recently and drove her to the bus station. I said, "You're not going to kill me, are you?"

She laughed heartily.

Okay then.

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