This book combines more than 45 years of the author's riding experiences with data collected over five years of systematic observation and extensive ethnographic interviews with over 200 male and female riders. Much has been written about hardcore bikers, but there has been little scholarly research on the much larger segment of the population more aptly called motorcycle enthusiasts. This book focuses on them--the hard working plumbers, truck drivers, and other blue collar workers as well as the white collar executives, doctors and other professionals who are mostly married, have mortgages, pay their bills, obey the law, and on weekends and holidays participate in a favorite pastime, riding motorcycles.noted, aWith price tags ranging from $7, 000 to $30, 000 for a fully loaded motorcycle, the hobby has become attractive to a#39;yuppiea#39; or ... carefully coordinated clothes and accessories; low-mileage use of their hogs coupled with a habit of trailering their bikes over long ... that some of the best bargains in used motorcycles are the low-mileage super-clean bikes sold back to dealers, put up on auction on eBay, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes|
|Author||:||William E. Thompson|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2012-09-04|