There is definitely a sense of freedom on a bike. No one can truly understand the man who puts wheels on his heels until they take their first ride. The motorcycle has become a part of American culture. All kinds of people are bikers...from the big tough guy in the leather vest to the grandmother next door. It's a common bond, a connection if you will between people. The first time I took this bike to the gas station - just to get a bag of ice, I ran into a man named Roger Felker and several of his friends. I think they could tell I was a newbie. They invited me to go on a ride with them and I took them up on the offer some weeks later. It was beautiful. If you don't have a bike...get one. It may not be for everyone but if you even think it might be for you it probably is. It's a wonderful American experience. It's a temporary escape from worries, troubles, and stress. It's a journey into the world you live in.