On A Steel Horse
Jon Paul Burbank
Clinton Kuss writes about his passion for riding motorcycles and the community of bikers in New Orleans. Kuss interviews his childhood friend, Jon Paul Burbank about the social aspects of the biking and drag racing scene on Almonaster Avenue in New Orleans East. Burbank and Kuss were both brought up in Kenner, Louisiana, and since both of their mothers have passed away, riding motorcycles has further strengthened their bond and provided an outlet for their grief. Kuss details how biking community members subvert social norms and transcend class distinctions.
Neighborhood Story Project
Motorcycles; Class; Grief; Travel; Drag racing; Road narrative
Kenner, Louisiana; New Orleans, Louisiana; Almonaster Avenue; New Orleans East
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Kuss, Clinton, "On A Steel Horse" (2017). 8.Adventure. 1.