Living Outside The Ordinary
by J. Joshua Placa, Cruising Rider Magazine
"Motorcycling comes with some inherent risks. This is obvious to anyone who has ever dared ride into the wind. We do it, not out some kind of hell-bent for leather death wish as the uninitiated may believe, but because life on the edge of two wheels is so full of passion. Motorcyclists embrace life, squeezing every palpable bit out of their senses.
The common citizen may know nothing of the strong sense of fraternity among riders, of the danger and rush and hardships we quietly share. We've come to take for granted the skills, reflexes and heightened instincts we use to survive the road, and enjoy the ride. Bikers are a breed apart, knowing an unbridled joy most could never imagine; possessing the toughness to defy disaster.