摩托车文化 Biker Culture (16)
J: Hello and welcome to American Cafe! My name's Jody. On a previous show we talked about Bike Week, a long vacation in Florida for people who love motorcycles.
Y: 没错，我们曾经介绍过Bike Week就是摩托爱好者的一次大聚会。
J: Exactly. And people come from all over the world to come to Bike Week.
J: Oh, exactly. There was way too much to cover in only five minutes. So, we're back with our friends Gino and Terry, bikers and motorcycle salesman, to learn more about the traditions of the biker culture.
Gino: I've been riding for 32 years. Uh I've been in the bike business for about 20 years ... me and my and partner Terry. It's been something I've always enjoyed.
J: Yeah, we talked in the store that he and Terry owned. The store was full of motorcycle gear.
Y: 你说的motorcycle gear，是不是摩托车用品？
J: Right, clothing and helmets, and of course the motorcycles. And Gino described a typical biker. Yang Chen, we should tell everyone that in English "biker," B-I-KE-R", only refers to someone who rides a motorcycle.
J: Oh, no, I don't think that counts, Yang Chen.
J: Try again next time. Here is Gino to tell us more about the biker culture,
Gino: They're basically just nice people. They're down-to-earth, hardworking... they'll do anything for anybody.
J: Exactly. Bikers live by an unwritten code of ethics. You know, they stick together and are very loyal to their friends, family and fellow bikers, even if they don't know them.
J: That's such a good point. That's why people join communities like the bikers -- to find that loyalty. Again here is Gino.
Gino: We all feel akin to each other. You know you see someone broken down on the side of the road there's a biker you always stop to help (th)'em. And traditionally when you see bikers, bikers always wave to each whether you know each other or not just to say hi.
J: OK, Yang Chen, I'm going to give you a quick motorcycle quiz.
J: What do you think it means when a biker pats the top of his or her helmet?
J: 好。What do you think?
J: Ice cream shop? No, no, no. But I know where you mind is. What it means is to slow down if you are speeding because there is policeman up ahead.
J: I don't know. But just in case. Just in case they are speeding. OK, here is another question, Yang Chen. What motorcycle do you think bikers most love to ride?
J:No, no, wrong answer. You failed the motorcycle quiz.
Y: 啊， 我又错了？
J: It's the Harley Davidson, a bike named after the two Americans who invented it. Let's introduce Terry, Gino's business partner, as he shows us his pride and joy.
Terry: It's a 2003 Harley Davidson Fatboy.
J: Yeah. Wow.
Y: 其实我根本不知道2003年Harley Davidson Fatboy是什么。听起来象一种汉堡包。
J: It does sound like a hamburger. But here is Terry to tell us what it really is.
Terry and Jody:
Terry: It's the oldest American bike in existence.
Jody: What's it like to ride it?
Terry: It's more fun that you could ever imagine.
Jody: I think so.
Terry: You have to ride one. You ride one and you'll know what it's like.
(Enter music ZZ Top "La Grange")
J: See you next time on American Cafe.