Peace. That’s one of the signs the dancing bycicle rider of Boyle Heights made during my bus ride with him. I didn’t notice we were on the same bus till I saw him sticking out his hand, makings signs and waves as the bus crused along. Since my last post, I haven’t seen him around and wondered what he was doing, turns out that when he’s too tired to ride his bike, he goes metro.Â
I sat right next to him and took a snap shot of his helmet when he wasn’t looking. He taped on brand names on the back and on the sides he put “highly flamable” stickers. Guess he considers himself hot stuff.(sorry, I couldn’t help myself) During the bus ride I also solved the mystery of why he dances when riding around or even on the bus, and frankly I feel dumb and ignorant for writing, but he dances because he’s listening to his casset player.Â
It make sperfect sense that he would be jamming out to his tunes when his on the bus or his bike, I do the same with my Ipod. I mean seriously, after I made the connection I realized that whenever I get into a song and start bumping my head up and down the beat or start playing air guitar, I’d look a little foolish myself. Hell that’s nothing compared to my ackwerd dacing. You’d swear I’m having a stroke or something. But it totally makes sense now. I never noticed his casset player or that he was wearing heads because of his helmelt. It even took me a few minutes to notice he had head phones on underneath his head gear. Other bus riders gave him strange and curious looks because they didn’t understand why he was doing what he as doing. Now I just have to find out what he’s listening to that he gets all into it. Metallica maybe ? or Juan Gabriel ? Godforbid it’s some pop song ugh….