It’s always interesting to find out when stars are into motorcycles. From Peter Fonda to Jay Leno, there are many TV and movie stars who commonly support our favorite pasttime, but I always enjoy seeing new names in the motorcycle headlines.
For example, I didn’t really know Brad Pitt rode a motorcycle. Angelina looks like a rider, but I never thought of him – until recently when he and his bike made tabloid headlines. Looks like Brad got a minor scuff up with his bike. Originally they elaborated the story to include someone else getting hurt – possiby papparazzi. But in the end, it was just him.
This story caught my eye because Brad’s a star, of course, but also because of what he is quoted as saying regarding helmets, ”This is my anonymity. With it, I’m just another a–hole on the streets.”
I guess helmets allow all of us our chance to “get away” at times. Good point.
Another motorcycle rider in the news recently – Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s no big news that the Terminator is a rider, but it was interesting to see that he made the news while paying special interest to the Zero electric motorcycle. When Zero saw that he was interested, they put out a call to the Governor, ”Hasta La Vista, Gas! ‘Governor Schwarzenegger, Switch Out Your Harley for an All-Electric Zero S!’
Look Sarah Connor, this is the future. They can make things like that now.
Other celebrities that turned my helmet around were Al Gore, Cameron Diaz and Fabio. Want to find out who else rides? Check out motorbiker.org. They list all of the celebrity riders in alphabetical order, conveniently. And they even list the motorcycles they ride.
And if you are a celebrity rider and you want to bring your bike to the next movie taping or vacation destination, give us a call at HaulBikes. We will ship your bike safely and confidentially. We’ve shipped for Nicolas Cage’s Ghost Rider movie and handfuls of celebrities – who we will thoughtfully not mention.
Enjoy the ride … on your own bike.