Like many motoheads, I get paid to read your column every Friday. So my question is what websites do you read when you are supposed to be working? We promise not to tell Davey or Troy.
My homepage is Racer X Online, of course. After I get any updates in the moto world I get my weather at weather.com and then make a B-line for Fox News for a little world news update. If I really want to waste time I do it at YouTube and Google… I could burn through a whole day right there. I’m also a big fan of chucknorrisfacts.com, yearbookyourself.com, demotivateus.com and elfyourself.com. Check those out the next time your boss is pissing you off and you just want to stick it to him by, like, not getting anything done. You’ll feel better and you’ll get to see yourself with a mullet, an Afro and a Flock of Seagulls hairdo. Sweet.
What if the hippies were right? (seriously)
Just so you know, hippies are never right. Never.
I don’t lead the way with moto fashion: the kids these days look like a unicorn threw up on them if you ask me. My question regards boots. I grew up in the ‘80s at roller rinks. In my day, if you wore white skates (as a guy), your manhood was belittled and your sexual orientation questioned. I think it was on Vital recently that someone brought up the fact that white boots were the only way. That struck me as funny, but as I checked out photos of the factory riders, it was true – they almost exclusively wore white. Bob Hannah wouldn’t wear white, would he? When did this become the fashion de rigueur?
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I like to think I’m on the leading edge of fashion, but I don’t think I am. I’m still wearing clothes that I got ten years ago and every time I wear my favorite sweat pants with the elastic in the ankles my wife shakes her head at me with a look of disgust that only a guy who has been married for a while knows. The white boots picked up in the mid-nineties when Carmichael, McGrath and the rest of them were looking for a cooler boot to wear at the nationals. Alpinestars brought out a vented boot that was white, and since then that is all anybody uses. Personally, I like black boots or something with a little color. But since I have zero say-so in any of those company's marketing departments, it doesn’t matter what I think. But I know for absolute certain that Bob Hannah wouldn’t wear white boots. You know, unless they paid him pretty good and then he would pretty much wear anything.
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