Gents and Cigar Sticks spotlight on Frank Thompson out of Baltimore, Maryland.
Frank is a motorcyclist, AKA: “Biker” and a cigar enthusiast! Frank has been smoking cigars since 2007 and riding motorcycles since 2014. One of the most distinctive things about riding a motorcycle is the feeling that it gives you, which is thrilling and exciting! This powerful machine that weighs hundreds of pounds under your legs that can reach top speeds in no time, as well as getting you from point A to B, quickly, is an adrenaline rush! Also, with something this powerful, of course, there’s risk involved. However, for a true biker, this only heightens the adrenaline rush and fascination for them! Those feelings bring them nothing but pure joy, excitement, and fulfillment. The same excitement and fulfillment that you get from a cigar, as you savor in the essence of a premium cigar while smoking one. In a sense, Frank is exploring and enjoying the best of both worlds, by satisfying his palate with great cigars and expressing himself through his own personal style as a biker.
Frank is an adventurous and outdoorsy type-of-person, who loves to travel, and has a true passion for cigars and motorcycles.
Frank’s first bike was a Suzuki GSXR 1000.
As discussed above, riding motorcycles will come with some risk, as Frank experienced in March of 2016. Frank went down on his bike, he had a serious crash on his Suzuki GSXR 1000. The incident occurred in North Carolina, as he was on his way to Daytona Beach, FL for “Bike Week.” He was traveling from Baltimore, MD, when this happened. Even though this incident may have come as a total shock for Frank and unexpected, at the time, but it did not stop his love of being a biker or wanting to continue the journey of and having the sense of freedom from being on a motorcycle.
Therefore, he now rides a Yamaha Roadstar 2007.
Since Frank is a motorcyclist and an avid cigar smoker, it is not uncommon to have a feeling of belonging to a big community and fellowship amongst the groups and chapters that are established in the cigar and bike communities. The bike and cigar community have a strong presence on and off the road. The bonds are very cohesive, brotherly, supportive, and unified!
Also, in the biking community, you can still express yourself individually based on how you customize your bike and so forth, as well as incorporating your own unique style.
Being a cigar smoker, which is very classy and sophisticated, and edgy, on its own, but when you add being a motorcyclist in the mix. It brings out a different appearance that stands out and invariably exudes swagger and a sense of cool, just as a cigar does in one’s hand. For Frank, his favorite thing about cigars is the experience. He believes that the evolution of picking out your stick, prepping it, lighting it and smoking it, is very “romantic!” And, riding gives him a feeling of freedom and independence!
You can find out more about this Dapper Gent on his FB page: Frank Thompson
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