What symbol better captured the ambiguity of late-'60s America than a stoned biker on a stars-and-stripes-painted chopper? On the one hand, Captain America epitomized the American ideals of individuality, self-expression and the freedom of the open road. On the other, it mocked everything upstanding Americans held sacred. This was long before the advent of "Rich Urban Bikers," when only drug-dealing Hell's Angels and other assorted mother-stabbers and father-rapers (apologies to Arlo Guthrie) rode choppers. As George Hanson (Jack Nicholson's character) explained in Easy Rider, "They're gonna talk to you and talk to you and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, and it's gonna scare them." When square film audiences first saw Captain America streak across the screen in the summer of '69, it scared the hell out of them.