My film, television, and other visual arts fandoms.

For about a year now, I have been actively working on an original outlaw biker-themed pen-and-paper RPG (tentatively known as Biker World, since it is Powered by the Apocalypse), and since my creative intent was to play out the cultural archetypes and motifs associated with bikers (rather than to capture gritty details of biker lifestyle and motorcycle operation), I've done a lot of research on biker-themed media. What I've discovered was that the contemporary image of a biker was shaped by a sequence of cultural milestones, both fictional and real-life, and this essay is an attempt to present these in a somewhat structured narrative .