What does biking mean to you.
Is about travelling over long journeys feeling at one with your environment ?
Is it about surgically dissecting a gloriously twisty road on a superb handling machine that you feel at one with ?
Or are you one of the huge number of lonely social bikers, that have little interest in bikes other than the social circle and friends they provide you with.
It's interesting that the image that non riders have of bikers is of solitary souls, out there, enjoying the freedoms from constraints that blight ordinary folks, and dare I say it, going against the grain a little - non conformist if you like.
Interestingly though, the reality is that we exhibit the herding mentality, more than the average person.
We go to bike meetings, hang around with others who ride the same bikes as we do, and dress the same way.
Some people cannot bear the thought of riding alone, and prefer groups.
So, are you a herding biker, who, like cattle, wonder around in groups to feel secure ?
Or are you a solitary tiger, preying on these weak animals ?
What is it about so many bikers that they feel they simply must head out and join in with large groups of other bikers and drink tea and chew burgers all day.