Freedom Apr 11, 2020 2:20:32 GMT -5
Post by toddyboy on Apr 11, 2020 2:20:32 GMT -5
I like a bit of light hearted banter like the next man and this IS a bike forum, and I can't ride my bike because of what's going on today, so this IS a bike related topic. This isn't a political rant, it's a debate about something much more important; it's about FREEDOM. I'm a rider. I don't restore bikes and put them in a "collection" or a museum, I ride 'em. None of us can ride our bikes these days unless it's for "essential reasons." That's BIKE RELATED. It's not political. I simply cannot ride my RE5 or any other bike I own for that matter without being monitored or made to feel that I'm "letting the side down." It's basically brainwashing. I'm not a religious person either. The closest I get to a religious experience is blasting down a road on my bike, testing the twisties and roaring along the straights with my mates trying to keep up. Bikers have an innate sense of freedom in them. It's what draws us to biking. That freedom hasn't just been slowly eroded away, it's actually now been TAKEN away. And I wondered what other people on this forum thought about that? I can't go down the pub and discuss it over a few beers. I've got to "self isolate" and the only person I can physically interact with and talk to about it is my missus. She's not a biker - so go figure! I'm controlled and corralled like a sheep in a pen. It doesn't sit right with me, especially with what I've learned from my research (which I'll gladly share with you if you're interested). So come on, chirp up and have your say, or are we all just gonna sit there and polish our bikes for the umpteenth time and pine for the day the shepherd lets us out of our cage?