05 July 2010

Harley Davidson Riders



I read somewhere recently that riders of Harley Davidson bikes are significantly older than the rest of the population of bike riders, something like 10 years! older I think it was. That reminded me of this picture which I took at the last Memorial Day celebration at the Laurel Veteran's Cemetery. You can just make out Senator Jon Tester in the upper left corner of the picture, before he went off to play Taps on his trumpet.

First of all, note the nice leather and the nice haircut. I wondered if this difference in age was due to Harleys being easier to ride for us older folk: seems unlikely. My guess is that it has to do with the cost of Harleys compared to other bikes.

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