Mods Vs. Rockers: A Rockin’ Good Time

Baltimore has always been a town that embraces the “alternative” styles, and the local’s fondness of Hairspray speaks volumes to the city’s roots. So once a year, an event is held at the local American Legion hall to celebrate classic cycles and a celebrated battle dating back to the early 60’s and 70’s all the way from London: Mods Vs. Rockers.

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Hunter S. Thompson: The Song of The Sausage Creature

Unfortunately, the Lean Angle crew is on vacation this week. And while normally our vacations would consist of switch-back turns, open straightaways and the distinct smell of leather and high-test gas, we are bike-free at the beach due to an archaic condo association who discriminates against motorcycles and trailers. So while we sit on the beach drinking Coronas and taking in the sun, we are forced to take in as much moto-literature as possible. This brings us to today’s post: an excerpt from everyone’s favorite gonzo journalist: Hunter S. Thompson. Believe it or not, Thompson was an avid biker, and when Cycle World commissioned him for a review of the Ducati 900SS back in ’95, he would pen one of the most memorable moto-stories of all time…

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