Yesterday we were filling up the car at a gas station where half a dozen bikers riding together were seeking refuge from the storm. When the rain stopped, they started up their motorcycles and deafened everyone with their (seemingly gratuitous?) signature loud
Splinter, can you please enlighten us as to the point of that ear-splitting noise? This isn't something done by motorbike riders like you, but the people who ride those enormous hogs. They love to wax eloquent about the joys of riding through the countryside and enjoying the silence. Yet given the chance to anger non-riders, they seem to love to make as much obnoxious noise as possible.