PINSTRIPE TO LEATHER
- When corporate warriors hit the highway
The men and women of the corporate world have many and varied means of taking body and mind away from work – and for a surprisingly large number that escape involves shedding pinstripe in favour of leather.
These weekend warriors enjoy not just the freedom of two wheels on an open road but also the trappings that go with it. There’s the dress up and theatre of becoming a motorcyclist – whether it’s bad to the bone, gnarly Harley gear or bright one-piece Moto GP-style racing leathers.
A colourful incident, related to us by a young lady in our own office, illustrates how authentic these weekend guises can be. She tells of being apprehensive as two hulking, mean-looking, leather-clad riders approach her table at a country pub - but is then taken aback when she realises these two well-spoken chaps are prominent company directors. These are just two of the growing number of weekend warriors. We meet and speak with a few business folk who love nothing better than escape the office and take to the open road ...