I cracking up everytime Alvin makes a funny comment .i.e.: Cold shoulder reference. Although, sometimes he comes up as kinda creepy. He really likes to put his arm around Jude. i'm thinking is a Big brother thing, also probably a Japanese thing as well.
I always loved riding rikes since I was a kid, currently have a Harley and an old Honda; also, the idea of the brotherhood and camaraderie appeal to me. i guess going to a fraternity house during college has some effect on that.