Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Don't Stereotype Bikers

This letter to the editor appeared in last Saturday's edition of The Eagle in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts - As a former administrative judge for the commonwealth of Massachusetts, I learned early on not to judge a book by its cover. For those of you out there who think that everyone who rides a motorcycle and wears black leather is some sort of low life bottom-feeder, think again.

We are the ones who wait on you at your favorite restaurant, come to your house to do electrical work, do your plumbing, plow your streets, defend you in court, deliver your concrete, answer police calls and treat you when you are sick. Most motorcycle riders are veterans who earned the right to ride a motorcycle while you were safe in your homes.

A wise man once said, "It is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." Enough said.

F. Bruce Ferin

Well said.

Thanks to Brainbucket Magazine

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