Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Harley lifestyle


Cruising home and buddy on a Harley passes me. Guy has his ride all decked out with saddlebags and leather tassels hanging off the ends of his handle-bars (the tassels my sister had when she was five were not leather but they did hang off her bike's handle-bars). Guy had the full leathers and was wearing a fair sporty helmet. The image was pretty "urban biker" or "biker wannabe" with chrome studs and mirrored leather.

To me what tied in all together was the huge chrome skull he had bolted just above his tail-lights. That little bit of "wild-side" just made it all so, I don't know, odd. Some bikers are bad dudes and some are "bad" dudes and I think this buddy was one of those "bad" dudes. Buddy has bought into the whole Harley Davidson lifestyle, or at least he's bought into the look. It's sort of like Born to be Wild being sung by Paul Anka or maybe Pat Boone doing a heavy metal album or something. Actually Pat Boone did do a heavy metal album and shouldn't that be a sign of the Apocalypse?

Anyway... Humouroceros

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