There is Just Something about a “Bike!”

By | January 31, 2018

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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.

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Fonzi’s disadvantages had nothing to do with the fact that he rode a bike.

Just for a minute, let’s forget about the fact that motorcycles are an affordable means of transportation. Being out on the open road with nothing restraining the driver/rider can be a very liberating feeling. There is just something about a motorcycle that can’t be adequately explained to someone who has never personally experienced the thrill. Speeding down the road on a motorcycle causes, if not demands, all of the senses to be engaged at once. It can be very exhilarating.