We could hear the engines roaring before we even stepped out of the 6 train exit at 26th.
A trio of motorcycle police, in dark shades and scowls, blocked traffic both on Park Ave South and 26th.
A procession of war veteran bikers were streaming by on big, honking motorcycles. They wore scowls to match the cops’, and biker jackets adorned with Nam Knights, Blue Knights, Army, etc.
Around 40 of us, pinned in by police, stopped to watch. Some took photos.
Three minutes later, a vintage old Hispano Suiza convertable with the license plate VT III brought up the rear.
Then we were free to go.
[photo: anonymous Trainjotting reader with, apparently, a cellphone camera]