Friday, March 4, 2016

Motorcycle Stereotypes

There are a few motorcycle stereotypes that everyone thinks that is true, but most of them are not.
The most common one is that every motorcycle rider has a death wish. This is not true, riding a motorcycle is dangerous, but it does not mean that we are all going to die. One of the things that I hear the most is " You are going to die." So far, I have never been close to a close call on the streets, but I understand that I could happen at anytime, and that is the reason I enjoy riding. It makes me feel alive.

Another stereotype that people say is that all motorcycle riders wear leather and listen to rock. Leather is a good material because it protects the rider in case of an accident. However, there are other materials that are just as good; I own a professional race motorcycle jacket, which is made from a special material that does not rip, but the bipolar weather in Miami makes it hard to wear it. About the rock music, I listen to it sometimes.

Having a motorcycle does not mean i do wheelies and stunts with it. In my opinion, motorcycle stunts are stupid and useless. Every single person who does stunts has fallen or will fall at one point, and why would a person do something knowing that he or she will get hurt. 

There are more negative motorcycle stereotypes than positive ones. A positive stereotype is that people think you're badass for riding. Just like any other stereotype, the negative ones are not true: but the good ones are. 

1 comment:

  1. It is sad that people generalize with these stereotypes. Society needs change.