China’s stocks rose, with trading volumes on the benchmark index jumping to the highest levels since October 2010, as better-than-estimated industrial production data signaled a turning point for the economy.
It’s a boiling hot day, I’ve been shrink-wrapped by a leather suit and feel like I’m breathing through a wet sponge. Now I’m supposed to guide a little machine with a power-to-weight ratio greater than a Bugatti Veyron around a racetrack. Suddenly motorcycling doesn’t seem like much fun.
The biking world can be set in its ways, and cruisers like Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod are meant to be big, heavy, powerful and loud. They’re wrapped in black and chrome and nowadays are normally ridden by bankers over 45.