Yesterday, I was visiting an office for the purpose of doing a stocktake of furniture and fittings (the office is being decommissioned) and got to talking to a colleague I'd never actually met before. As I was planning on staying only a short while, I hadn't changed from textiles into jeans, plus I'd left my helmet, jacket and gloves in the conference room. He made a comment that made it clear he had formed an assumption that I was left wing politically (we were discussing the restructure at our company, and the ramifications for the employees). I am actually more right wing, which I told him. He then said he'd assumed I was left wing because I rode a motorcycle. He actually rang me to apologise for jumping to that conclusion - it wasn't necessary as I wasn't offended, although I was momentarily puzzled as to how he'd come to it. We had a laugh about it. Anyway, have other riders had assumptions made about them based on their riding, or what they're wearing? We've had the thread about people taking a wide berth in the shopping centre, but I'd like to hear other stories too. Have people experienced discrimination? Would you attend, say, a job interview or a court hearing on the motorcycle, bearing in mind you have to carry your gear in? Are there any situations where you might hesitate to be portrayed as a motorcyclist because of possible negative perception? Thoughts?