I have always had the feeling that when you ride a bike you are trying to be "In the wind"
(pardon the quote) but its true. On a motorcycle you are out of the protection of a car. You are out there IN the elements, not hiding from them.
This brings me to two things that i just don't get. Windshields and those stupid fucking skull face bandanas that all the "would be badboy bikers" wear.
Ok, windshields, I hear people who want a windshield because they dont want to feel the wind on the highway. Why the fuck not? Can't hold onto your bike? scared of being blown off? Lame. Now I am not necessarily talking shit about bagger riders. Its mainly the guys with the dynas and sportsters that want giant windshields for when they ride anywhere but the local starbucks. and no I don;'t mean the SOA quarter fairing on your "gang bike" either. Those little fairings are the only ones that really are worth a shit.
People complain about the wind hitting them in the face. come on, drive a car if you have that problem. Don't hide behind a ridiculous little piece of plastic.
ok now it brings me to the stupid skull bandanas and all the various versions of them. First off if you are an outlaw of some sort and you want to hide your face, sure they work for you, but they still suck. The weird thing is how its in the 80's or hotter here in so cal and people wear them damn things all year around!!! Ok if its cold and you want to be warm, sure wear a face mask or a bandana. but if thats your fucking fasion statement!?! wow, you suck.
ok i know that SOME guy is sitting here reading this saying "Dude, you are full of shit, you wear a full face!" yup, sure do. I'm doin it coz if and when i hit the pavement again, i want to keep my face. that stupid bandana with your skull cap helmet aint gonna do shit for your looks...
ok i was gonna post pix, but i'm not in the mood now...