Saturday, May 19, 2012
George Clooney, motorcyclist
‘I’ve been riding motorcycles for years but it took a long time before I could afford a Harley of my own. The Heritage is my favourite model – the purr it offers is second to none. Aside from taking to the water on a boat, it has to be my preferred way to spend my time, when I get any. I love the thrill of going for a ride and exploring. I recently had a trip around Ireland and even though some of their roads wouldn’t be in the best shape, it was a pretty magical experience as I’ve a lot of Irish in me,’ says George Clooney, one of our favourite Hollywood stars, who also happens to love motorcycles.
Clooney has had his share of biking spills but he hasn’t let that affect his passion for riding. One of his more serious get-offs happened a few years, when he bike collided with a car – Clooney suffered a fractured rib and his then girlfriend Sarah Larsson ended up with a broken foot. ‘That was quite scary, I’ll admit. It was a very out of control experience and could have ended a lot worse but thankfully we were okay,’ says Clooney.
So would the possibility of another crash ever stop Clooney from riding bikes? ‘No, you’re always going to have a few spills. It could happen in a car, it could happen on a bicycle, it could happen as a pedestrian. You can’t live like that,’ he says.
George Clooney was interviewed by Inspire magazine, for their May 2012 issue
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