Of Motorcycles and Folk Devils I don't like "Born to be Wild" as it's been overplayed to the point it's become a huge cliché when associated with motorcycling and not only that, I don’t know any Hell’s Angels either, although over the past 40 or so years I’ve had a coffee and the occasional onal beer with the occasional member I’ve met casually on my travels. Not being judgmental about the way someone shows their `colours` I still would, unless something gave me cause not to. I've always tried to get through life without upsetting too many people. With my other hat on, from my previous life, I recognise the other side of that aforementioned organisation and I’ve been involved in a few little `operations` to arrest one or two. I’ve also read a few books on the subject, including one by notorious notoriou Hell’s Angel, Sonny Barger, called `Ridin’ High, Livin’ Free`. I wouldn’t recommend it to the casual reader, although anyone studying criminology and `modern folk devils` would find it worthy of their research time although for road stories I prefer the magic of John Steinbeck. The SAM Observer January 20133
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The January 2013 edition of "The SAM Observer"