May 26, 2003


They are roaring in from every direction: Adonises piloting Harleys, women draped over Kawasakis. One guy with arms the size of motorcycle tailpipes wears a cutoff shirt that modestly states, "I am the American dream."

At the New York Times, motorcycle tailpipes are obviously a standardised unit of measurement. Whatever happened to the NYTís celebrated commitment to diversity?

Posted by Tim Blair at May 26, 2003 04:21 PM

Those are some skinny arms then, from what I've seen of motorcycle tailpipes.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 26, 2003 at 04:25 PM

The guy's probably thinking of the muffler which can be fairly big on some bikes. My VFR800 has a decent can on it, if somebody compared my arms to that I'd be stoked.

So just to be clear, a black only event *isn't* racist? I was sure that excluding members of the community on the basis of colour was illegal? I gather such an event is probably an affirmative action triumph.

Try having a white only event and see what happens.

Posted by: Jake D at May 26, 2003 at 05:42 PM

It sounds lame all over. Adonises? What? Herculeses, maybe. Bikers aren't known for their prettiness.

Posted by: Teal Marie at May 26, 2003 at 05:43 PM

Gee it must be terrible to endure all that harrassment from the cops.

Unlike Sturgis where there never is a policeman in site. In fact I think all cops leave South Dakota for the whole week of the Sturgis rally confident in the knowledge that white bikers are no threat to the world at large.

Posted by: The Meatriarchy at May 27, 2003 at 12:58 AM

Of course we're not dangerous. We knit socks for the poor, do errands for elderly people and press wild flowers. Follow all that with a rousing rendition of Kumbaya and it's a full day.

Posted by: Jake D at May 27, 2003 at 02:27 PM