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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Would you motorcycle without your cell phone?

Every summer, Americans celebrate their heritage by
recreating some of the bloodiest battles they've ever fought
-- against one another. Civil War battlefields sprout around
the country. Men in meticulously researched uniforms and
women in the period costumes of camp followers and nurses
march across public parks to the sound of drums and musket
fire.

These re-enactors follow strict rules: "Hopefully, you will
want to be as authentic as possible and wearing a uniform or
carrying equipment that is incorrect will ruin your
impression," notes cwreenactors.com.

Presumably, they're careful about cell phones. It would not
do for Sheridan's cavalry to take a call before making a
charge.

Riders of vintage motorcycles value authenticity, too. They
might ride a Royal Enfield stripped of its DOT-approved turn
signals. A traditional jacket is a necessity. Safety might
even be sacrificed to an old-fashioned helmet.

There is no rule that you can't tuck a cell phone into your
pocket, out of sight. No harm done.

But here's a fun question: Would you dare ride without your
cell phone? Why not? You've already chosen drum brakes over
discs, sacrificed speed to a slow-turning, low compression
motor. Why not get a real feel for how motorcycling was done
in "the day" and leave the phone at home?

Whether you own a Royal Enfield or any motorcycle, take just
a moment to answer our poll question, "Would You Motorcycle
Without a Cell Phone?"

1 comment:

  1. THOU SHALT NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE ON ANY TYPE OF VEHICLE WITHOUT A CELLPHONE!

    That rule goes for retired people, too.

    emb

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