The story of the bikers chasing down an SUV after the driver ran over motorcyclists is horrifying. It's making people fear bikers and think they are out to hurt or intimidate others on the road. This is not true. I know this firsthand.
Meet my father, Ken Zipp, on the left on the Harley giving a handshake to a disabled veteran on Memorial Day in Washington. He is a Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He belongs to Rolling Thunder, an organization that helps veterans. My dad has willingly given countless hours of his time to this cause. The name Rolling Thunder came about because that's what it sounds like when all the bikers ride together. He rides in a pack. Sometimes all within the Rolling Thunder organization, sometimes with friends outside the group -- sports bikes, Harleys, custom-made, all are welcome. We cannot discriminate against bikers because of this incident. Just like we cannot discriminate against SUVs. To help you, I should tell you more about my dad, a biker.