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Posted on Sat, Feb 05, 2005 10:51

Biker's Code
It used to be that all bikers shared a common bond, an unspoken code of ethics and behavior that transcended words and was built on actions. There was never a Bible written on this Biker's Code and
there was no need for one.

But the times are a-changin' and there are alot of new
riders out there. These days the riders you see blastin' down the road are just as likely to be clad in shorts and sneakers as jeans and engineer boots. And the roughest, toughest-looking biker you
pull up next to could be your doctor or lawyer and may be wearin' a Rolex watch under his leathers.

There's nothing wrong with that, so long as these new riders learn the Code just as we old-timers did. Being a biker used to be about
using your creativity to take a basket case old hawg and using only grit and ingenuity, turning it into a one-of-a-kind eye dazzler, then risking your life on the asphalt on a bike you made yourself out of pride. Bikers wore leather and grease because they knew cagers would just as soon run them down as look at them, so they HAD
to be intimidating.

We were a breed unto ourselves with no union, no support group, and in many cases, no family (they threw us out). We had to make it in the world on our own, against all rules, against mainstream society,
and against all odds.

We survived and prospered because of the Biker Code and we never took shit from anybody. As an old scooter bro once said, "It's every
tramp's job to school the young. How else are they gonna know a PANHEAD from a BED PAN?" With that in mind, we bring you a primer on the basic two-wheeled Code. Take heed, brothers and sisters, for our
Code is a hallowed one filled with honor and loyalty, the likes of which have not been since the days of knighthood.

Don't take any shit. Be kind to women, children and animals, but don't take any shit. This is an essential part of being a biker. It has to do with RESPECT and HONOR. Anyone can be a quick-tempered fool. Be cool, stand tall and backup what you say with action.

Never lie, cheat or steal. Another way of saying this is to always tell the truth. Bikers are always the greasy bad guys in the movies,
but every real biker KNOWS that his word is his bond. Your word is all you have in life that is truly yours. Guard it carefully and be something noble, for you are a true knight of the road.

DON'T snitch. If you see a wrong, fight it yourself, if you are about ANYTHING. You'll take care of problems yourself and never feel the need to snitch someone off. Snitches are the lowest life forms
on earth, right up there with biker thieves.

Don't Whine. Absolutely no one likes or respects a whiner. Another way to say this is hold your mud. Still another way to think of it is, "Don't sweat the small stuff" Most of life's little inconveniences work themselves out whether you whine or not. Keep your chin up, dammit! You're a biker, not some lowly snail.

Never say die and never give up. Whether it's in a fight, a debate,or a business deal, no matter how bad it gets, a biker never gives up.

Help others. When a brother or sister is broken down by the side of the road, always stop and help them, no matter what they ride. Even moral support, if that is all you can give, is better than riding on by.

Remember, life is about the journey, the ride, not getting there. You are ALREADY there. And don't just help bikers, show the world that we are better than our image portrays us. Courtesy costs you nothing
and gives you everything.

Stick to your guns. Do what you say you'll do, be there when you say you will. This is called integrity. This also goes back to standing
for something. Like the song says, "You've got to stand for
something or you'll fall for anything."

Life is not a drill. Yeah, this ain't no dress rehearsal. This is life -- go out and take big bites of it. You've got no time to lose and bikers don't stand around waiting for the party to come to them.
You only go around once. Tomorrow you could be road kill, thanks to a chain smoker asleep at the wheel of his Caddy. Live life NOW, make
the most of each moment.

All right, now let's review. You are a biker, a modern-day knight of the road. Protect the weak, walk tall and stand proud. Your word is your bond. Stick to your guns. Don't take any shit. Life is not a drill. Now go forth and ride. When in doubt, ride. That's what we
do.. ride. If you want to ride around in a Day-Glo Hawaiian shirt and sandals, go for it, but if you intend to LOOK like an idiot, at least don't ACT like an idiot. These commandments are just a few of
the broad strokes, there is a lot more to being a biker than buying a bike. If you just buy a bike, you are a motorcyclist. Being a biker is a way of life, a PROUD way of life we hold in high regard with a burning passion for the open road.

  


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Posted on Sat, Feb 17, 2007 14:05

Thank you DakotaBlu. That took me back made me think about people that ive held in my heart but stopped taking the time to remember them.I had no idea i needed that so much. THANK YOU



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Posted on Thu, Jan 18, 2007 08:56

A wise old man once told me:

"Doing something unpleasant out of loyalty or personal honor isn't wrong,...it's just unfashionable"

I guess these kinds of codes define us and make us gravitate to the friends we have. Birds of a feather, right?



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Posted on Wed, Nov 08, 2006 13:52

Bless you Blu.....TY for sharing & caring......Hugzzzz



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Posted on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 00:01

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DakotaBlu write:
Biker's Code
It used to be that all bikers shared a common bond, an unspoken code of ethics and behavior that transcended words and was built on actions. There was never a Bible written on this Biker's Code and
there was no need for one.

But the times are a-changin' and there are alot of new
riders out there. These days the riders you see blastin' down the road are just as likely to be clad in shorts and sneakers as jeans and engineer boots. And the roughest, toughest-looking biker you
pull up next to could be your doctor or lawyer and may be wearin' a Rolex watch under his leathers.

There's nothing wrong with that, so long as these new riders learn the Code just as we old-timers did. Being a biker used to be about
using your creativity to take a basket case old hawg and using only grit and ingenuity, turning it into a one-of-a-kind eye dazzler, then risking your life on the asphalt on a bike you made yourself out of pride. Bikers wore leather and grease because they knew cagers would just as soon run them down as look at them, so they HAD
to be intimidating.

We were a breed unto ourselves with no union, no support group, and in many cases, no family (they threw us out). We had to make it in the world on our own, against all rules, against mainstream society,
and against all odds.

We survived and prospered because of the Biker Code and we never took shit from anybody. As an old scooter bro once said, "It's every
tramp's job to school the young. How else are they gonna know a PANHEAD from a BED PAN?" With that in mind, we bring you a primer on the basic two-wheeled Code. Take heed, brothers and sisters, for our
Code is a hallowed one filled with honor and loyalty, the likes of which have not been since the days of knighthood.

Don't take any shit. Be kind to women, children and animals, but don't take any shit. This is an essential part of being a biker. It has to do with RESPECT and HONOR.



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Posted on Tue, Apr 19, 2005 23:19

Hey Leila... thanks girl... xo



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Posted on Sat, Apr 16, 2005 17:59

OkeeDokee!
SLB

  


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Posted on Sat, Apr 16, 2005 10:27


n5ifi write:
Ah, now this is the America that I know and Love.
Cut and sensor.
My way or the highway. Lets just call this post fertilizer and move on.


N5ifi I don't get you, man. But then again it's not my job and beleive me, I think my higher spirit for that!

Blu- you go, sister. Your one of the truest and thank you for that!



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Posted on Sat, Apr 16, 2005 07:25

Bikers code sure looks alot easier than Morse Code, damn, that was tough.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 04, 2005 13:13

Thanks Blu for bringing back the old school. People seem to forget how it was.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 04, 2005 12:31

Thanks Lady Bug...

  


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Posted on Mon, Apr 04, 2005 10:08

f*ck'n - aaaaa.....blu- excellant post!

  


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Posted on Tue, Mar 08, 2005 09:10

very well said Dakota, or written. I remember things from my past i learned and you reminded me of a few I forgotten!



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Posted on Tue, Mar 08, 2005 04:08

Blu~



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Posted on Sun, Mar 06, 2005 22:25

blu:
typing counts!!
nuff said



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Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 20:50

Ah yes, The code I have been raised by since day 1 from my mother and father. One of the best ways I have ever found to explain the way I was raised(the bikers code) was written by a Rock band from the 80's.

"If your gona die, die with your boots on if your gona try, we'll, stick around, gona cry, just move along, if you gona die, you gona die."



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Posted on Wed, Feb 09, 2005 19:18

Great post Dakota Blue! Thank you. Maybe you didn't write it but you took the time to share it! What better place to post the Biker Code? It says it like it is.

  


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Posted on Mon, Feb 07, 2005 20:12

AMEN sista....AMEN...I've been a biker for 40 years...AMEN..What you wrote is the TRUTH.
Cweet Char



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Posted on Mon, Feb 07, 2005 11:36

DakotaBlu nice post. My Dad would have loved you. God bless his biker soul. He taught me how to ride and how to respect both the bike and other riders. He drilled into me what I call "Etiquette of the Open Road".. I have lived by it all my life. I guess in a way that is why I am still in one piece even if it is a little worn



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Posted on Sun, Feb 06, 2005 20:52

The Code pretty much says it all... I'd love to take credit for it, but I'm only the messenger and not the author... oh but it DID take me a long time to type it... does that count?! :)

  


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