Saturday was a perfect fall day for a ride into the country to browse in quaint shops and relax from the pace of weekday stress. But the entire trip was marred for us and many others who had to endure hundreds of motorcyclists roaring through the little towns.
The noise was horrific. Normal speech was impossible. The riders we saw never stopped, but just kept driving around and around.
The merchants wait all year for these few weeks of sales, but the noise drove us away.
Please spare me and others the angry barrage of letters from those who love the noise and wind in your hair. I actually know nice people who own motorcycles. And I know it’s a free world. But, like cigarette smoke, noise is toxic and is also a form of torture in many countries.
All I am asking is that motorcyclists stay on the highways or byways. Please take a moment to care about how you ruined the day for so many of us who are pedestrians and shoppers.