Category Archives: motorcycles

Motorcycle Mamas

Biker chicks are cool.

A HERO FOR THE OPEN ROAD by Peter Nolan Smith

My father loved road trips. The Westbrook native would load our family in the station wagon and drive from the coast of Maine to distant destinations throughout New England. He bestowed his wanderlust to his second son and as a young man I took to the road on a motorcycle in emulation of biker heros […]

Vespa Fun

Back in 1978 a biker working as a cook at Serendipity 3 said, “Riding a Vespa is like fucking a tranny. It’s a lot of fun until one of your friends sees you.” Obviously he never saw Long Mint. I met her in BKK. She wanted 10,000 baht for an hour. I had 7000. She […]

Steve McQueen How Cool

Steve McQueen was the coolest movie star ever. Sean Connery and Clint Eastwood are living icons, but Steve was the champion of cool. Dead or alive. As a child my brothers, sisters, and I attended Our Lady of the Foothills south of Boston. The parochial grammar school heavily tressed the Four Rs of reading, ‘riting, […]

WE RIDING LIKE WE RIDE

Driving on the weekend is a bad idea. Traffic is in anarchy-mode. Yellow lights mean go fast. Red lights say go faster to drivers trapped in dead-end jobs. Sunday behind the wheel they drive according to size. Traditionally Chinese have been deemed the worst driver, however they have been superseded by Hassidim in mini-vans and […]