How Bikers Are Strange?

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Bikers are strange. They are tough, scary, and sometimes a little crazy, but coming from one, I can tell you: they are crazy in a completely sane way. Bikers are brothers, complete strangers can become best friends overnight with only the commonality of riding. Your background, your history, your beliefs, none of it matters to them. What really matters to them is whether or not you ride. I am not referring to one of the many biker gangs out there, who have terrorized the community. I am referring to anyone who rides, it could be Mary Sue who rides her little scooter to Sunday pottery class, or Big John who rides “The Hog” across the country- among all of us, for inexplicable reasons, we share a bond. I realize that it seems like I have no idea what I’m talking about, after all I do not match the typical “Biker” persona as a college freshman engineering student. I can assure you however, that I am a biker. The only official qualification is motorcycle ownership, but there is an unusual coincidence among bikers- a characteristic that all bikers share. Something about riding a bike changes you in a way nothing else can. Bikers possess a certain maturity unlike anything else. I am not sure if it has to do with confronting your own mortality, or the feeling of freedom you get when escape the trivialities of life. I do not know if it has to do with the brotherhood you get from fellow bikers, or if the experience puts everything else into perspective, but Bikers truly are a

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