Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 15 - Rough Men

The people in Idaho are a little different from the ones in Oregon. Oregon people are mostly either retirees or hippies. In Idaho they seem harder, like someone crossed an auto-mechanic with a Hell's Angel.

In one town, I stepped into a shop (whose sidewalk display was a taxidermied coyote wearing an Obama mask) and said, "How ya doin?" and 2 members of ZZ Top looked up from behind the counter and stared at me in total silence.

At the motel last night, there were 3 rednecks staying in the next room (I mean redneck descriptively, not necessarily derogatorily - if that's even a word) and one of the 3 rednecks was black!

I told the story of the black redneck to Natasha and she does not believe it AT ALL. So now apparently I have to find a second black redneck and take his picture, in order to prove their existence.

I'm not so sure I can find another one and get his photo, since they are obviously endangered, but if I do I will post it here and then: IN YOUR FACE Natasha!


  1. How funny!!

    To stay out of trouble, I think your bike needs this: http://www.monkeylectric.com/

    How's your ankle?

  2. Where are you located in Idaho? What are some of your next stops?