FREEHOLD, N.J. — Coming across Bruce Springsteen on a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road could probably be a lyric from one of his songs, but it really happened for a group of guys from New Jersey.

A group from the Freehold American Legion was riding after a Veterans Day event Friday when they pulled over to help a stranded motorcyclist who turned out to be The Boss.

Ryan Bailey says Springsteen hopped on the back of his bike and they headed to a local bar while he waited for a ride.

Dan Barkalow says Springsteen was down to earth and they “talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days.”