Softer Side Of Cyclists 2009: Click Thumbnails

Softer side of cyclists

Click thumbnails to enlarge George Palmer and his riding friend Nancy Dragonette of Rock City Falls check some chrome at the Motorcycle Show and
Swap Meet Sunday at the Washington Avenue Armory. “Chrome is a disease I’ve overcome after almost 40 years of riding and many thousands of dollars,” explained Palmer. (Photo by Tom Killips) Patrons check the motorcycles entered in the People’s Choice Award competition at the Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet Sunday at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany. (Photo by Tom Killips) ALBANY &mdash Surrounded by live music and beer, visitors to the weekend motorcycle show housed at the Washington Avenue Armory could find among the venders everything from mufflers to helmets to DVDs to&mdashof course&mdashleather. But if one looked hard enough, amidst the often-imposing bikers was a softer side being exhibited: one that is a more accurate representation of the biker community than the popular tough-guy perception, said Vinny Cerroni, director of the New York City Harley Owners Group. “They’re a group of caring people,” he said of the motorcycle community. “We all have families with different situations, whether you have a veteran or a family member sick with something like cancer.” Cerroni’s club was raffling a bike to raise money for their 16th annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer ride in Queens in June. They attend numerous motorcycle events to draw attention to the event, which is somewhat personal for him. You must be logged in to post a comment.
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