The world has so many stereotypes, it’s an unfortunate human practice of generalities. I am not big fan of generalizations but the reality is that stereotypes exist and there are some people who believe that these stereotypes are more fact then fiction. One such stereotype is the negative perception that some people have towards motorcyclist. It is funny because I work in Corporate America and people will ask how my weekend was and I say, “Awesome, I rode my cycle all weekend. It was great”. These same people will often look at me like I have the plague. The first thing they will often say is, “Do you dress up in a Black Leather Jacket and Chaps and ride to the bar and get into bar fights?” Well the only thing leather I own is an old pair of military issued leather gloves and don’t remember the last time I drove my motorcycle to a bar. There are a ton of different motorcyclist out there; all of us our individuals with different attributes, ambitions and dreams. We do all share a passion for riding but we all don’t fit the stereotype of the Sons of Anarchy (great show by the way and if you do fit the Sons of Anarchy Stereotype then good for you for fighting against the man). I will say this about bikers, I have never met a group of people who proactively endeavor to be helpful and charitable to those around them. This can be seen by bikers assisting other bikers with mechanical issues on the roadways and the hundreds of charity runs that occur every weekend for thousands of different causes. In many ways my previous sentence was kind of a generalization but it was positive and well intentioned so I am sticking to it. I am proud to be a biker!
April 17, 2013
Tough Biker Image
Keeping the faith of fanatics who feel fired up for anything motorcycles. It’s all about the journey and the philosophy of riding on two wheels. Let’s bring alive the truly unique culture of motorcycling and never let the ride leave the fibers of our being. View all posts by twotiretirade
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