Yesterday was the big Macy's Thanksgiving parade in Noo Yawk City. I couldn't care less about that shit, but Mrs. G likes to watch it so I caught a little bit of it on one of the all-day reruns. I think forty years as a motorcycle mechanic gave me a slightly odd take on things.
Go see this copyright protected photo of an NYC motor cop. Take note of the cop's left hand.
There were about a dozen of these NYPD motor cops leading the parade, every last one of them slipping his clutch in unison with ballet-like precision so they could go that slow and maintain perfect formation.
I saw that and lost my mind just for a second and wished I had the contract for NYPD's motorcycle service business. I'm better now... Heh.
Luckily Harleys have giant dry clutches rather than those wimpy multi-plate Jap wet clutches, right?
- Badtux the Easily Amused Penguin
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