Like many different American citizens, Jamie Lauren Keiles, the writer of this week’s Sunday Learn, purchased their first bike all through the coronavirus pandemic.
“I assumed I used to be simply buying a method of transportation — a method to get round with out driving the educate,” they wrote. “However after a while in the street with different riders, I began to suspect I’d signed up for lots extra.”
Jamie used to be conscious about biker tradition, however had determined that those tropes — choppers, leather-based jackets — “have been all however contentless by way of now, mere tchotchkes at the wall within the T.G.I. Fridays of American individualism.”
On the other hand, Jamie used to be surprised to find that now not simplest did this pressure of biker tradition nonetheless exist, however that they existed inside of it. So, eager about what remained important at its center, Jamie set out for the Sturgis Motorbike Rally.
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Further manufacturing for The Sunday Learn used to be contributed by way of Emma Kehlbeck, Parin Behrooz, Anna Diamond, Sarah Diamond, Jack D’Isidoro, Elena Hecht, Desiree Ibekwe, Tanya Perez, Marion Lozano, Naomi Noury, Krish Seenivasan, Corey Schreppel, Margaret Willison, Kate Winslett and Tiana Younger. Particular due to Mike Benoist, Sam Dolnick, Laura Kim, Julia Simon, Lisa Tobin, Blake Wilson and Ryan Wegner.