Thursday, September 27, 2007


Rich Urban Bikers Suck

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A motorcyclist’s life on the free, open road isn’t for everyone – especially uptight, rich, urban bikers.

That’s the word from motorcycle maverick and American Thunder correspondent Jay Barbieri, who has just penned the Biker’s Handbook: Becoming Part of the Motorcycle Culture (Motorbooks), a book that explores how to be a real, authentic American biker.

Barbieri – who bought his first Harley-Davidson back in 1986 – says today’s motorcycle culture is “washed down” by cheesy Hollywood movies like Wild Hogs, and unaware of what it means to be a real biker, which is all about “freedom, discovery, and camaraderie.”

Barbieri says the worst thing about current motorcycle culture is a group of wannabe riders which he refers to as “Rich Urban Bikers,” or “RUBes,” who get into riding motorcycles merely for show.

Barbieri explains, “RUBes are the middle-aged dudes who only ride their bikes on the weekends, when everyone can see how cool they look. These are the guys with brand new boots, leather jackets with logos and fringe, and pseudo Nazi-style fake helmets. They just want to play biker, when what they should really do is go back to their f■■■ing Bermuda shorts, slip-on shoes, and Porsche!”

Biker’s Handbook hits shelves next month.

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