There is Just Something about a “Bike!”

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Hells Angels On The Road Members of the Hells Angel motorcycle club ride together towards Bakersfield, California, 1965. (Photo by Bill Ray/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Early on, motorcycles were associated with “ne'er-do-wells”.  A ne’er-do-well is a term that was used for a person that was a “good-for-nothing” or a “louse”. Remember Fonzi? The Cunningham family reluctantly agreed to rent him the room above their garage. They were of the impression that he was a “thug” because he wore a leather jacket and drove a motorcycle (bike). After they got to know him, they realized that he was just a regular guy, although he had some disadvantages.