The truth is I was a sportbike snob and used to think cruisers and choppers (they are different) were a waste of metal, time and money. But I get it now. I've watched the sun set from the seat of an American V-Twin as I rode under _the speed limit along Highway 1 in California. The feeling of peace, control and, dare I say, _Zen flowed through me. It was my "brochure moment." I've shared the cruiser camaraderie of a lazy group ride and fed off the enthusiasm of a fellow rider thoroughly enjoying his time away from work, home and family obligations.