We attended fireworks last night and I made some observations that I found rather comical. We were in a community park area and down the street from our group was an organized biker party. Now first let me say I have nothing against bikers. I think the “new” bikers are a silly looking group of people, but I am sure when they are on their rides and go past the pasture on a ride and see me out in shorts, knee boots, a white jacket, blowing a whistle, and yelling at a dog they think I am silly looking too. They have their hobby and we have ours, no problems. The thing that I find amusing is that bikes these days cost more than a LOT of cars. 90% of the bikers are making a nice living and are far removed from the bikers of yesterday (My sister has married 4 of the real ones now, and I have a nephew named Harley David, so I have known a few). This is not a bad thing, but I find the middle aged professional dressing up in leather with skulls and flames on it interesting and funny. Anyway these are the observations I made and you bikers on here can feel free to have at me. I had a great time people watching because of the bikers last night.
OK guys, change your “uniforms”. Virtually every biker I saw was 40+ and had a large beer belly. You may have worn a size large tee shirt in high school, but you have moved on up to XL now. It also does not help to tuck the too small shirt into your too tight jeans. The leather vest you wear over it does not help either and this is especially true if you leave it open so it hangs out around your belly.
Plastic surgeons take note. You are missing a huge money making opportunity by not working out package deals with the local Harley shop. If the package price included a boob job it would save the buyer from having to shop around because it appears that every guy that buys a bike must have to get his wife/GF a boob job. I also noticed that chicks that ride their own bikes seem to get larger ones than the luggage does.
Someone in our party noted that they had a live band. I replied “good we will be able to hear Willy Nelson, Lynyard Skynyard, Bob Seger, and (it is Florida) Jimmy Buffett. You guessed it that is what we got and all we got. Come on guys those are great, but there are other good artist out there. Expand just a little bit.
We had to make a run to the grocery store that was 4-5 miles away. When we got there we noted a large number of new pick-up trucks with motorcycle trailers attached. I don’t know I though it was all about the freedom of the road…for at least 5 miles.
I know dressing up is a big part of the culture and you have to be tough, but when you are 50-60ish you really don’t look that tough in a jacket that says “Gulf Coast Demons MC” even with the flaming skull and iron cross. I know you spend a lot of time court, but that is chasing that personal injury settlement for you client, not because you’re an outlaw.
New pick-up and trailer $65,000
Tricked out Chopper 40,000
Boob job and tummy tuck 12,000
Having a hot 50 year old on the back of your bike……..priceless…..I guess