Another thread got me thinking about this, so here goes; What has happened to motorcycling of late? There was a time when motorcycling was a way of life, when it came along with a rebellious attitude and if not complete disregard for the law, it certainly did not come with blind acceptance. Lately I read of people calling for more police on our roads, others are praising cops for booking drivers and riders. WTF? Once upon a time when you got caught doing something wrong the first thing you thought of was 'can I run away?" People are now debating whether they should filter or split lanes .... of course you should, goddamit that was one of the reasons you bought your bike to begin with. Who are all these new wooses? Others are saying that they never even drink if they're riding. Hell, we never ever got drunk but stopping at a pub for a drink with friends was always part fo the scene. Now it's get togethers for lattes ..... (don't lecture me on coffee BTW, I grew up in Italy and was drinking coffee before I could walk). I still enjoy coffee, but I also like a beer. Probably I'm a dinosaur, things do change and maybe I'm just starting to sound like someone from the 'previous generation'. I should mention I'm only 40 .... I know heaps of my riding friends feel the same way ... that maybe motorcycling was better when it was a little more 'fringe'. Like most activities, once they reach the masses they lose their special feel. Is this all it is? Am I the only one that feels this way?