Photo Gallery 035: Chinese Race Motorcycle Riders On the Road (Plus Video)
摘要： Different kinds of community, centered around different hobbies and social identities, constitute the Chinese mobile internet era. Today, the way people interact with each other is becoming increasingly diverse. In previous issues, we’ve already focused our attention on Chinese Cosers, electric sports players as well as plane model makers.
Different kinds of community, centered around different hobbies and social identities, constitute the Chinese mobile internet era. Today, the way people interact with each other is becoming increasingly diverse. In previous issues, we’ve already focused our attention on Chinese Cosers, electric sports players as well as plane model makers. All these people, connected to each other by the same hobby, form various active networks together.
In TMTpost Photo Gallery 035 (Plus Video), we traced a group of Chinese motorcycle riders via WeChat group. In the age of upgraded consumption, Chinese motorcycle riders are also changing. They are becoming younger and younger on average, and most of them pursue a very individualistic lifestyle. Besides, they must be able to afford their hobbies and hold some avant-garde values. With the rise of mobile internet, they no longer need to keep their hobby to themselves.
Instead, they could communicate with people with the same hobby, such as hiking and motorcycle travelling, get into WeChat groups and even hold social activities with the help of internet platforms. To some degree, motorcycle has already transformed from a transportation tool into a medium of people’s spiritual life.
On the one hand, they can ride on their customized motorcycles, dressed in colorful suits, and ride on the road as fast as they like; on the other hand, however, they can be white-collar workers who hold five-to-nine works, artists who live a secluded life or pole dancers who work till early morning…
[Click here to watch the video about the interview with three Chinese motorcycle riders]
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at PAGE TO PAGE), working for TMTpost.