Yep, tells me that there are a lot of narrow-minded people in the world.
Let me introduce you to Adam. Adam is a righteous dude, an all around nice guy why would give you the shirt off his back and I am proud to call him a friend.
Adam lost his right leg a few years ago when a truck ran a red light and broadsided his motorcycle. They amputated what was left of the leg and removed a bunch of muscle from the remainder because it was too shredded to repair. He got a prosthesis and still has a hard time walking very far without those quadracep and hip muscles and every step is painful.
He didn't let it slow him down, he still rides more than 90% of "wanna-be" bikers I know, and does it in style. Last year he rode from his Michigan home to Salisbury NC for the Smokeout. He made the ride with 2 other buds and in one of the worst storm we have had in years, riding through sheets of rain in the mountains that were so heavy, the big rigs were pulling over. It was raining so hard that he had to stop and empty the water out of his fake leg.
When it was over, he rode home again. He is on his way right now for this year's Smokeout, riding the same bike he rode last year, a Rigid framed, Ape-hanger, jockey shift sportster with a HANDICAP PLATE.
This is Adam and he is worth a dozen knee-jerk harley hating idiots who make unfounded assumptions.
Shan, Gas, ban me if you want, but sometimes you just gotta say what needs saying.