Text offers variety of anthropological perspectives which can be used to gain insight into the culture of motorcycling and motorcyclers (particular sport touring bikes). Asking if motorcycling can be explained as a sport, art or ritual, the complexity of motorcycling phenomena is being shown. Motorcycling as a preferred leisure activity is here regarded through the body experience (embodied capital), risk taking experience (edgework), naturalness seeking (civilization escape), traveling (the road) and finally through bike's qualities such as flexibility, mobility and spontaneity. The historical context of motorcycling beginnings is briefly described (antihero, rebel without reason). Such a theorizing about motorcycling serves us for proving that sport touring biking is not subculture in common meaning but rather a praxeology- performance based on shared embodied experiencing.
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