There was a time when we would be turned away from the pub for arriving on a motorcycle, "no leathers here" we were told, a bike seen as a form of rebellion.
S once arrived for a job interview on his bike (his only transport at the time) only to be told not to bother filling in the application form.
How things change, now every summer weekend sees all the professionals and city workers donning their new leathers and pulling their expensive machines out to cruise up and down the highways, is it a fashion, is it that they want to show that despite appearances they are not trapped in the rat race, maybe society is just more accepting than it used to be, or perhaps they have just discovered what we knew all along, it's just really good fun...
For some people it's about a lifestyle, an image maybe, for others it's all about the speed, for some it really might be Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, but for me it's something else.
You steer with your body, a shift in body weight, a turn of the hip and the machine acts like an extension of yourself, It's almost like swimming or dancing, on a good day when you get it right on a winding road you can find yourself swooping and soaring with the weightlessness of a bird in flight, imagine freewheeling your bicycle down a winding hill, wind in your hair a dizzying mixture of fear and excitement, but when you reach the bottom of the hill you don't slow down you can just swoop up the other side with no effort at all, and just keep going on and on, the smells and sounds of the countryside all around you, who wouldn't love that.
Now to be fair I should mention those clumsy days when you can't get anything right, when you pull up to a junction in the wrong position and end up wobbling out like a learner, or when you find neutral instead of second, or even worse, do what I did last week, pull to a stop and put my foot down in a pothole, suddenly finding myself on my back in the dust and my poor bike lying on her side.........cont. #jj_forum_2255
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