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First off, it's "World's Largest Ball of Twine," or can be shortened to "WLBoT."
At its simplest form, a WLBoT is just a purpose for a ride. The term was taken from the typical roadside tourist trap.
It can be further defined, for our riding purposes:
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Let's face it. Finding new roads, and seeing new things is cool.
Cool is about 90% of motorcycling. We don't do it for ourselves, though. Imagine how it would suck for the rubes if they didn't get to bask in our coolth. It seems incredible, but their lives would be even more dreary. We are humanitarians.
Or...are we just cruel? Giving them a taste of the awesome that could come into their lives, then giggling and yanking it away as we cruise out of their drudgery in search of something mildly more interesting?
Yes, we are cruel to the rubes because without warning we roar, clad in glory, into the banality of their lives and then, just as suddenly, vanish in search of another tawdry roadside attraction. Yet, we are still doing them a kindness because we raise their eyes, if only for a moment, from the muck and they know that higher, more beautiful things do exist.
Consider us, if you will, like sparks fallen from Heaven itself. We brighten their lives; it doesn't matter that it is only for a moment. They will treasure the memory and talk of us in reverent tones for the rest of their lives.