Deuce Bronder wrote yesterday in his column...
I can't help myself from mourning the loss of what motorcycling once was. In those days we would leave on an overnighter or gypsy tour with just a ground cover and a blanket.He finishes his article by telling all such motorcyclists to stay far, far away from him.
Now hotel reservations are made in advance and only after searching the web to be sure there is a pool, Jacuzzi, wet bar in the room, a masseuse and complimentary cocktails on the veranda.
I'm not so sure that motorcycling is really any different than it is now. He goes on to complain that bikers need to pack their cell phones and laptops, but then again, nobody had these devices in the 1960s. Is he saying that in the 1960s not a single biker ever packed a transistor radio? Is he saying that in 1960s, not a single biker ever overnighted at a motor lodge?
Just because cell phones weren't around in the 1960s, doesn't mean bikers would not have wanted one.