August 23, 2007

Rolling Broccoli Riders

One of our lovely customers purchased a pair of these broccoli cuff links recently. We always send a thank you email, confirming the purchase and letting people know when their goodies will ship. Virtually no one ever responds to this email. In this instance, however, she replied and gave us the story behind her purchase- a rare treat for us!

Turns out she wanted these broccoli cuff links for her husband, who happens to be an avid motorcyclist (strictly BMWs, which sounds really familiar, Mr. Inedible being a vintage BMW addict rider himself.)

What on earth, you might ask, does broccoli have to do with BMW motorcycling? Well, everything it turns out! Her husband is a member of a group of motorcycle enthusiasts (emphatically not a motorcycle gang) that call themselves The International Order of Rolling Broccoli Riders. They even have a website! You can read all about the history of the order (which is truly international, with members from both Canada and the US), as well as learn some of their broccoli songs.

This is certainly the best broccoli-themed association ever invented!

So, when you're traveling through Canada or some of the more northerly parts of the US, be on the lookout for some really friendly guys on BMWs. You'll know it's the Broccoli Riders if they all have green thumbnails. (Or if they're wearing broccoli cuff links!)


  1. What a fun story! Who would have thought broccoli bikers!

  2. That is a great story. You just never know do you?

  3. What a great story. I love it when the buyer replies with a reason for their purchase, though I've never had one this good.