A real nice write-up on some of the reason we live, breathe and love motorcycles by Nixon over at FTW100.
"Most people don't get it, can't justify the risk of doing it. I can't justify the risk of not doing it. Others think they get it, they try it, some even pretend really hard - but they don't end up sticking around. A small few really get it. Sometimes all it takes is a glance to recognize a kindred spirit or a shared soul across a crowded room; the mutual feeling of being born a few hundred years too late, or perhaps too early. Some people do it to fit in, we do it because we've never fit in."