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New Orleans never labored beneath the austere Puritan ethos imposed elsewhere in the United States; rather, the Crescent City's French-derived Creole and Cajun population embraced the relaxed philosophy of laissez les bons temps rouler—let the good times roll.
In the right/wrong circumstances, a motorcycle helmet can be the gift of life. No matter what kind of motorcycle riding you prefer, we believe a helmet is an indispensable piece of your riding ensemble.
Low speed riding can be used by cruisers to justify a less-protective helmet that focuses on a lifestyle appearance. The minimalist Bell Drifter retains its DOT approval, and has detail features we appreciate—a rear goggle strap stay, optional ear pads for cold weather riding, and great styling.
“We lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies,” thus spake Jack Kerouac in 1957's On the Road. That same year, Harley-Davidson gave pilgrims a soon-to-be-classic motorcycle to lean forward on—the venerable Sportster, which celebrates its golden jubilee in 2007 with a 2,000-run Limited Edition 1200cc tribute. A serialized nameplate and a gold badge on the tank are among many touches that commemorate Harley's versatile classic.
In the Middle Ages, the alchemist's goal was to turn a base metal into gold. If there is a modern day equivalent of a base metal in the motorcycle world, it is quite possibly the Harley-Davidson powerplant. Designed for appearance over performance, the big V-twins from Milwaukee surely excel at their jobs as successfully as a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 powerplant. But then, there are the alchemists. The men who strive to defy physics.
At the beginning of the 20th century, there were literally hundreds of companies around the world building motor-cycles, all vying to capitalize on the burgeoning new industry of powered, two-wheel transportation.