Uneasy Rider

For the non-motorcycle guy, there's something a little jeering, a bit bullying about the two-wheeled beasts. If it were alive, all that chrome and steel and power would, I think, sneer at me: "What's the matter, pussy-boy? You chicken? Buc-buc-bucaw." Shades of high school come creeping in: wanting to hang with the cool, lawless guys smoking roaches behind the gym, but holding back, not wanting to get into any trouble. Sure, there's a testosterone-fueled, motorcycle-riding rebel buried deep inside my brain, but I'd just as soon keep him there instead of spilling him out onto the pavement, along with quarts of blood and gray matter. Still, even a wuss can dream, and the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show coming Friday through Sunday to the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., is a veritable field of cycle dreams, with hundreds of bikes of all kinds from more than 17 manufacturers. The world's tallest, smallest and fastest motorcycles will be there, and stunt riders will perform. Show hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $13 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 11. Call 1-800-331-5706 or visit motorcyclecshows.com.
Fri., Nov. 17, 4-9 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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