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Freedom Riders

Atualizado: 14 de out. de 2022

Back in the day, ‘Freedom Riders’ were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated Southern United States to challenge the United States Supreme Court to rule that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. Nowadays, Motorcyclists call themselves ‘Freedom Riders’ because they want freedom to do as they please.

"Born to Be Wild" is a 1968 song written by Mars Bonfire and first performed by the band Steppenwolf. The song is often invoked in both popular and counter culture to denote a biker appearance or attitude. In fact, motorcyclist all over the world love the song from the ‘Easy Rider’ film of 1969 that stared Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Jack Nicholson.

Being a biker is an opportunity to spread one’s wings in search of freedom. Once a motorcycle is mounted, such liberty is an immediate appreciation away from everyday life. It is an opportunity that allows participants to go from the humdrum way of working a fulltime job to escaping into an awe-inspiring lifestyle.

The experience is similar to taking one’s favorite pleasure, whether it comes from going to the cinema to watch an awesome film, dining in a high-class restaurant, or participating in other extreme sports, to smoking weed or alcoholic consumption, or whatever tickles one’s fancy. Motorcycling is an option that literally anyone can do and get passionate about.

There is no doubt that motorcycling can be dangerous as riders are vulnerable to danger. Caution needs to be taken when unprotected, so wearing protective garments such as high-standard helmet and thick jacket and trousers are highly recommended. If bikers keep their distance from other traffic, observe the rules, and play smart then they can have a wonderful involvement in the biking world.

Motorcycle training is a must to avoid accidents while it is suggested to use plenty of common sense when riding in traffic and on highways. Make sure distance is maintained from other vehicles and that motorbikes are serviced regularly. If you don’t ride one then now would be a time to consider living the dream!

Written by Carl Boniface

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