As a parent of a son who is on his second tour in Iraq, I am amazed by the West Coast Thunder ride ("Harley's Angels," by Dan Neil, 800 Words, June 11). The only thunder is from their exhaust pipes; anything else is pure crap. These are overweight, lazy, fat, mainly white guys and their counterparts (the ones on the back of the bikes). They are trying to show the world they are brave, tough and fearless warriors, and they use the exhaust pipe to announce their presence. They are people riding loud motorcycles. Period. Nothing else. It is a sham. Recognize it for what it is and please don't call it troop support or anything patriotic.