BLACK BANDANNA, $1.95 at Federal Army & Navy Surplus (2112 First Ave, 443-1818).

Larson owns "a whole drawerful" of bandannas. This one goes best with the motorcycle.

GRAY WORK SHIRT by Dickies, $19.99 at

There is no more manly form of shopping than ordering online.

PATCH ABOVE LEFT POCKET, inexpensive, bought at Electric Chair (410 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA, 714-536-0784).

Larson is a Christian (nondenominational), and he identified the symbol as a Maltese cross. The Republic of Malta is a tiny Mediterranean nation exactly 101 square kilometers larger than the city of Seattle. Seattle doesn't have its own cross (or its own falcon, or its own breed of fluffy puppy). Why, then, has this wee island exerted such an outsized influence on Western culture? The answer lies in Malta's strategic location, and in the year 1530, when Holy Roman Emperor Charles V rented the island to the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in exchange for the yearly use of one falcon. The order adopted the Maltese cross, an eight-pointed cross with Vs removed from the flat surface of each arm, in the mid-16th century. But Larson is mistaken; his cross does not have incisions in each arm. His patch represents a subset of the cross pattée, called the iron cross, which was first popularized in Prussia and subsequently used by the German military.

EYEBALL TATTOO by Eric, expensive at Everett Tattoo Emporium (2408 Broadway, Everett, 425-252-8315).

Larson considers the Von Vetch–designed flying blue eyeball on his right arm to be his guardian angel. He has lots of tattoos.

2005 ELECTRA GLIDE by Harley-Davidson, $15,125 at Wenatchee Harley-Davidson (708 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, 509-662-3434).

Larson has owned three prior motorcycles: a 2000 Harley Super Glide Sport, which he traded in because he wanted a bigger one; a 1999 Super Glide Sport, which was tragically totaled in a crash; and a 1992 Harley-Davidson Sportster. As a child, Larson's father built him a minibike that sputtered along on a Briggs & Stratton 5-horsepower lawnmower engine.