The source of the disinterest may have been revealed sometime after he departed from the show, though, when Perlman admitted on The Rich Eisen Show that he and bikes had a sensitive relationship. “I never really had to do much physical stuff as Clay except pick up the bike that I had just dropped because I set a record for dropping the bike while filming,” he said. Perlman admitted that it became somewhat of an issue on set, adding, “When I would start the bike, and I would get ready to pull out at the end of the shot after all the dialogue was over, people would go, ‘Cut! Cut! Cut!’ Because they thought I was gonna kill myself and others. It was not a good idea.”
That may be so, but in the grand scheme of things, Perlman’s role didn’t really demand much biking action. Ruling his SAMCRO-based castle from either that iconic table or often standing around the SOA base of operations, it was something that Perlman was fully aware of. Speaking to NPR, he said, “depending on who you ask, I never did much riding after the fact, either. Me and the bike, we — let’s put it this way — I’d rather be eating Haagen-Dazs.” Be that as it may, Perlman, for all his transport issues, still managed to make running a gang of criminals as easy as, well, riding a bike, of course.