So the other day I spat out a Twitter thread where I headcanoned about Jack as a biker. I guess I should share it over here too. Enjoy.
Jack liked old cars as a kid, but he liked motorcycles better. Loved the freedom, the sense of not being sheltered. Having no buffer between him and the world.
Bikes can be dangerous even when you’re a safe driver. People are stupid on the road, and they don’t watch out for bikers. And Jack loved that too. The risk and the self-reliance, having his fate in his own hands.
But then he wasn’t always a safe driver. A bike can be a real exciting and fun way to court death, and on his bad days he kinda did. Rode like he was racing his own shadow. Wove through heavy traffic on the freeways and took the curvy back roads like a roller coaster. Looking back he feels stupid about it. He’s always ready with advice for young bikers on how to be sane and not take people down with you. But back then, sometimes it was his only outlet for the feeling of being trapped.
He likes all kinds of bikes, and he does have a soft spot for the speed and responsiveness of sport models, but his faves are the classics. The weight, the lines, the feeling of sturdy rebuildable invincibility. Sexy. He’s always on the lookout for a classic frame that’s still in good shape because when he can’t ride, he restores.
Torbjorn lets him use one of his less ridiculous workshops, and even joins Jack sometimes. It’s kind of a bonding exercise with them. Sometimes they’ll restore the things back to their original build, and sometimes they get…creative. Between the two of them, they do enough rebuilding that there’s no way Jack can keep them all. It becomes a charity thing. They auction them off for fundraisers. Motorcycle wonks can be real snobs, and custom bikes rebuilt by Overwatch heroes are quite a collector’s item.
Jack organizes charity rides too sometimes, even if he usually can’t participate. He seldom has the time, and anyway having a high-profile celebrity along just complicates things a lot of the time.
So mostly he keeps the biker thing low key, in Overwatch. He has other outlets for the crazy risk-taking these days.
Holy crap though, the way he rides.
So the thing about a bike is you drive it with your body. A man with strength & reflexes beyond human can take a bike beyond human limits. A couple of the other SEP subjects liked to ride too, and Jack used to go out with them. But few others are both willing or able to keep up with him. Although Reinhardt probably has been known to. The man does work with a rocket strapped to his back.
(And then there’s the part where he has a secret fantasy of Gabe fucking him over the back of a bike. But that’s for another time.)
Well for me my favourite tokusatsu vehicle will be kamen rider W,just so cool !!!
There is nothing wrong with that in fact, if I were to make a list of my favorite Rider Machines, the Hardboilder from Kamen Rider W would be on it!
The thing that really sets it apart was that while the front part never changed, the colored back end could be switched out for different modes and uses, fitting the theme of the series itself. The extra back ends are transported by the giant, mobile vehicle known as the Revolgary.
The basic form is just the Hardbiolder itself, a super fast motorcycle.
However, if a foe flees onto the water, it can swap out with a yellow, jet-ski like section to become Hardsplasher!
Now, if a dopant can fly and takes to the sky, the red back end is there to give W a way to follow suit creating Hardturbuler.
Now, let’s say you need a little extra power yet need to stay on the ground, well, there’s this giant rocket pack you can add to the back end to form the Hardboilder Start Dash Mode!
I ran into my new friend again.
Not only are they riding up to Alaska they are also riding back from Alaska.
They will have their work cut out for them.
It’s his girlfriend, not wife.
They’re late-ish 20’s. Just finished school and are on vacation.
And if you’re in the LA area in I’d guess several weeks or a month or so there will be basically a brand new BMW with a shit ton of miles for sale around than.
It seems like quite the adventure they’d going on and I wish them the best.