Harder to ride today.
My mother; Kathleen Turner, is notorious for being an evil villian. She took me to see Easy Rider, in the local theater, when I was 12 years old. I so vividly remembered this film when I started to ride my new motorcycle in 1995(I've been riding cycles since 1975).
I'm still enjoying the ride, but at the first, I had to think of the scene in this movie where the riders are killed by someone with a shotgun. I got over my terror, but Easy Rider is an honest portrayal of how your neighbors sincerely feel about your motorbike.
I think the Ford Company hates me, and recall how people unsure of their balance caused me a crash to the ground with drugs for squares.
The movie is kind of sexy and pretty gruesome.
I visited NYC in 2001 and I remember hearing the street bikes in the morning. It sounded like they were the most important thing for the paperboys to have in the morning.