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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 01:49

During an event in 1947 in Hollister, CA when a member of the Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club made the headlines with an exaggerated news story that was later made into a movie called "The Wild Ones". The AMA wrote an article in their magazine, shortly after this stating, ??99% of all of their members are law-abiding citizens and only 1% are ??outlaw????. This then, began what is today known as Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and one percenters. Clubs that were not sanctioned by the AMA and non-members of the AMA were banned from attending AMA events. In order to designate themselves as an outlaw club to all other clubs, the one percenters cut their club patches into three separate pieces. The top rocker was the name of the club, the center was the emblem of the club, and the bottom rocker was the local from which they came. These outlaw motorcycle clubs put on their own events and parties and did the opposite of what the AMA had been doing. There were no Best Dressed awards, they ??chopped?? down their bikes to go faster and look different, rode with no mufflers, they would drink, and do other ??wild?? things. Such is history. The term ??colors?? is used in referring to a motorcycle clubs?? patch set up. In the case of a 3 piece ..... One is placed over the top of the middle large graphic patch and one placed underneath it. The ??rockers?? are usually curved bars with the top bar designating the club name and the lower bar designating the location of the club. The two rockers are separate from the middle, larger graphic type patch, hence the term three-piece patch. Motorcycle clubs differ from motorcycling organizations as they traditionally have ??prospecting?? time required before the club members decide whether the individual will be accepted into the group and allowed to wear or ??fly?? the ??colors?? of the group. Most club ??colors?? will also have M/C printed on the ??rocker?? or a seperate "cube" patch with MC on it to further clarify it as a club rather than an organization. the modern world, the clubs that wear the 1% patch are the clubs who are the most serious about the biker lifestyle. Anyone with 20k can buy a harley and a bunch of leather and play biker on weekends or around the local bars. The MC members live it 24/7 and the 1% clubs are the most dedicated to the life. been a ph for a while and around for an even longer while. go to this website to get a good a good into to the club view of the world.


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Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2007 10:44

Spin the bottle?????


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Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2007 10:14

ok, just have to comment on the pic... very light skinned for Native American. TTT, stay on the floor with Mr. Potato Head and bottle of tequilla, don't want any owleeies.. this is just too much fun... I am also wondering if I should get out the can of olives to teach to count...LMSAO


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Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2007 09:19

LMAO!!! That is hysterical Sym!! Yeah Tam, it is, while I am already sittin on the floor with Mr. Potato head. Don't want to fall too far and get a boo boo. Spyder, I sure like your bike. Robin, I am Armenian too. Ok, Ok, no Raghead jokes people. Not that it would offend me, since I am impervious to pain, except that of others. I think I am babbling. Off to go steal Lion's idea.


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Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2007 07:52

Let me see??? Hmmmmm?? 1%s Those who live in the delusion that their world is not dependent on what the other 99%s are doing. Just think? No food. No Petrol/Gas. No bike parts. No Medi care when they fall off. No firemen to cut them out of the wrekage. No houses to stay at. Er... No bike. Because no one makes them because everyone has pssed off to be a 1%er. Lots of 1%s in England (I just think the percentage is going up) Who opt out and live on the backs of others.


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 20:20

Damn TTT, and here I thought it was 1 Tequila, 2 Teuquila, 3, Teuquilla FLOOR.... still LMSAO....


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 19:49

Oh Treas, you are too funny!! hehehe!! Mr. Potato Head.

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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 19:26

1%er, 2%er, 3%er, 4, 5%er, 6%er, 7%er more... ok, now I have this urge to play with Mr. Potato Head. Did you all see him in that Buzz Lightyear movie when he takes the plastic lips off and puts them on his butt? LMAO!! I thought that was hysterical! Sorry Robin. Anyway, I have no doubt there are a lot of people on here that didn't know this. Maybe embarrassed to ask questions or just never heard the term 1%er, new riders, whatever. Now and then someone will post this and someone will learn a bit of history.


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 17:01

Does your mom and dad know your playin` with the computer ?


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 16:07

Wikopedia definition: 1%er is a member of an Outlaw motorcycle gang. Ok,so what's the big deal?

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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 15:13

this guy is a real weener. did i spell that right? hahaha


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 11:26

I don't think 1%er's own 24/7, but what would I know. I remember having a recipe for cookies and it said I needed to add 1 precent sugar or salt, I can't remember. Spyder


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 10:32

Robin, if you do not already know the answer, go back to reading American Iron, or one of the other socially and politically correct motorcycle magazines, hit a few runs, and come back in a couple years when you do know


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 07:58

We know this already. What is your great attraction to Armenian Women. What is it that they have which we don't have? Must be the mustaches, hairy legs and unwaxed caterpilla eyebrows. But as you are looking purely for Latino or Pacific Islanders I don't think many live in Armenia. Might be wrong but I'm going out on a quess here. Junie


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 07:24

Ummm, doesn't this contradict your other blog?


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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2007 05:16

Bat....LOL!!


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