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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

is it counter culture if all the kids do it

so...i was in the car coming back from some house shopping the other day leaving Santiago Canyon.  In front of me was about 15 guys on various bikes all decked out to look rustic, handbuilt or chopperesque.  In other words Sportsers with ape hangers and sissy bars, triumphs with same and a few older hondas done the same way.  in addition to the matching bike styles, all of the riders had a version of vans on their feet, dickies or jeans with the cuff rolled up and a requisite flannel shirt and a 3/4 helmet--vintage or scuffed to look old.  a very indiuvidual look for one guy, but not 15. 

so i ask, if all the kids are doing it, is it counter culture?  I mean these are the same people that rag on the hog members for wearing macthing vest and an over dose of motor company clothing, right?  same thing, just shopped for in different stores.

i have seen at least a dozen more solo riders that are in this club...and, well it just is not counter culture anymore, its mainstream.  wonder what will be next?