Today I stopped by one of the most famous motorcycle “hang-outs” in the world. If you’re not understanding why, that’s OK. You really need to understand the motorcycle culture to get it. Just how famous and far back does the Ace Cafe go? Marlon Brando did his “biker guy” study before he became the famous “rebel”. It’s the home of the “cafe racer” motorcycle style, “the rocker” and the original Harley look. British bikers gangs were wearing black jackets, slicked hairdos, and lineman’s boots way before Harley Davidson became a cult classic with the US biker set. It all took place at the Ace Cafe. That’s why I went there. Motorcycle history.
Nothing to look at. Nothing exciting going on, unless you consider the VW/Audi car owners meeting in the parking lot, ( hey, Brits drive as far as 150 miles to one of these meetings), no wild motorcycle antics in the parking lot. It was just a Wednesday evening. Friday is bike night where as much as 3,000 bikes show up every week to just come to the “Ace”. I’ve now seen where motorcycle culture took place. That’s why I went there.
I sat there…..in the “red one”