A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Claymont, DE

I promised my blood brother Gordy that I would ride with him in the annual Claymont Christmas Parade. So it didn’t matter that it was 28 degrees out this morning, I was going riding! Besides, I was anxious to try out the new full face modular helmet that Riders Discount sent me.

I showed up on time at the Boston Market and met up with five other motorcyclists. None of them were from HOG but I just figured no one from our chapter showed up due to the temperature or because of the rumor that Gordy was in Spain. The other five motorcyclists and two passengers were very cool and we had a great ride up to Penns Grove, New Jersey where we met up with approx two hundred other bikers for a police escorted Toy Run.

It was The Little Smile For Christmas Toy Run which is an annual event which I think is organized by the Penns Grove VFW.  The ride was a police escorted parade from New Jersey to the AI Dupont Childrens Hospital here in Wilmington, Delaware. Santa Clause rode bitch on the lead bike which may have been a police bike. They were lead by three sheriff cruisers down Interstate 95 and across the Delaware Memorial Bridge. State troopers blocked exits and traffic. The Delaware Bridge Authority assisted and lead us across the bridge and blocked the other traffic. A very nice ride! I wish I had not forgotten my camera.

We arrived at the Childrens Hospital to be welcomed by Christmas carrolers. It was really cool and very Christmassy. The six of us from Delaware left the hospital and headed to the Deer Park Tavern in Newark for a little more Christmas cheer as the parade headed back to Jersey. I had one beer with my new found friends and went home. I had a euphoric holiday feeling riding home glad to have made new friends and had a great ride not to mention the heart warming Christmas experience at the childrens hospital… or the one beer I had on an empty stomach made me all warm and fuzzy.

When I got home I told Diana about the ride and she pointed out that I must have accidentally gone on a completely different ride than the Claymont Christmas Parade. Then I got a voice message from Gordy telling me they had a great ride without me. It wasn’t until then that I realized I went to the wrong Boston Market and coincidentally joined up with bikers who had arranged to meet up on the social website Biker Or Not. I’m glad I met my new friends and it was a great ride! I wish I had taken pictures so I could share them with you. I hope Gordy forgives me for missing his ride! Sorry Brother.

Please excuse me as I have to get ready for our FSH Christmas party. Thanks for visiting my motorcycle blog and taking time to read about my little holiday parade confusion. Merry Christmas everyone!

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