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3. Did you ever ride on the back of a motorcycle?

         Nope, never did, front or back.  I've been riding bicycles since my early childhood days, but, of course, that's not even close to the motorcycle experience.  Most of the time, I heard tales of woe from friends who rode motorcycles.  It was not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when."  For me, sitting on top of a gas tank going sixty miles an hour just doesn't seem like a smart thing to do.

         Since I was lacking the motorcycle experience, I tried to get as close as I could to the ride and to the culture of biking.  I read several books about the biker culture, went to biker shops, and chatted with people who do ride.