6th trait – The modern man rides a motorbike.

Our 6th trait in our ongoing adventure:

The modern man rides a motorbike.

The question shouldn’t be, why would you ride a bike; the real question is, why wouldn’t you? Perhaps you’re worried about hurting yourself, but if you did that with everything you wouldn’t go to bed at night. I read some insurance statistics last year that showed that 600 people a year die in the USA, strangled by their own bedsheets. Those beds are dangerous places, my friend.

And anyway, the modern man is moderate. He won’t be screaming down the highway at insane speeds while ducking between trucks. Here is Mr Ryan Reynolds talking about what riding a bike means to him, courtesy of filmmaker Bryan Rowland.

The quote I love the most from that is when Ryan says that when you’re in a car you can’t wait to get there. But when you’re on a bike you can’t wait to not get there.

Of course riding a bike is dangerous, but so what? You’re not flirting with death, you’re flirting with life. And with the coming swift rise of automated vehicles we might find that riding a bike is the only method we will have left to tear recklessly along the highways and byways.

For the modern man who lives in the city, riding a bike might be one of the only ways to escape the humdrum monotony. To take off and ride. To be both at one with nature and one with the bike. To feel masculine. Every thing helps these days. And think about it: when you were a kid, when you were riding your bicycle around, didn’t you just wish it had a big-arse engine on the thing?

Whenever I take out my bike, if there are kids around, they stop and stare. They’re memorized. They want to come over and see but they’re intimidated. Then I give them a short wave and their faces break into huge smiles. Yeah, a bike is cool, they’re saying. There’s nothing cooler.

The modern man rides a motorbike.

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