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Posted on Tue, May 31, 2005 11:29


galews write:
Guess you can call me motorcyclist. I have been riding over 30 years, and have never felt the need to join a MC club. I have ridden and wrenched American, British, German, Italian and Japanese bikes. I average 20k miles a year, and I NEVER pass a bike along the side of the road, no matter the make or who is riding it.

I had a Bro in law who was a 1%er, and never understood the need to live that lifestyle. If it works for you, then go for it.

Bikes have always been in my life, and will continue to be till I die.

If being a biker constitutes looking down on others because of what they ride, or how often they get out to ride, then yes, consider me a motorcyclist.
To me its all about the ride.


Yea you're right bro, it's all a game of semantics anyway right?? Call it what ya want, ya either love to ride or not, past that it's a bunch of blah blah blah

  


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Posted on Tue, May 31, 2005 07:54

Guess you can call me motorcyclist. I have been riding over 30 years, and have never felt the need to join a MC club. I have ridden and wrenched American, British, German, Italian and Japanese bikes. I average 20k miles a year, and I NEVER pass a bike along the side of the road, no matter the make or who is riding it.

I had a Bro in law who was a 1%er, and never understood the need to live that lifestyle. If it works for you, then go for it.

Bikes have always been in my life, and will continue to be till I die.

If being a biker constitutes looking down on others because of what they ride, or how often they get out to ride, then yes, consider me a motorcyclist.
To me its all about the ride.



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Posted on Wed, May 04, 2005 20:16

I agree with you 100% Hopefloats. Boss said it best.

  


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Posted on Wed, May 04, 2005 16:55

[I'm new here, but I definitely like the BOSS attitude.]
TheBossZZ4 write:
Do you have a bike? Do you ride? Do you like to ride? Do you love to ride? Do you ride whenever you can?

Alright then, when we gonna ride? That's all I wanna know about someone who rides. Not if you're a biker or not.



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Posted on Wed, May 04, 2005 02:56

Its when you have had some no nothing boss on your back all day and everything seems to be going wrong, then On the way home from work you miss your turn and end up a few hundred miles down the road just enjoying the road not a care in the world



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Posted on Mon, May 02, 2005 19:04


seeme1st write:
mistaken
you are right about that--i think she just wanted to make sure that i and anyone i consider friends that we have to be careful



And great advice that it is. Too many girls are just a bit too naive.



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Posted on Mon, May 02, 2005 13:55

mistaken
you are right about that--i think she just wanted to make sure that i and anyone i consider friends that we have to be careful

  


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Posted on Mon, May 02, 2005 12:58

Seeme1st, this in reply to your last post, which I can't quote. I'll go over the maximum.

It is with much respect for your post that I reply...

First of all, what you said in your closing line is, in my opinion, right on the money. The definition of a "biker" is going to vary greatly depending on who you ask. Everyone DOES have their own thoughts on what a biker is.

Secondly, you are right in pointing out that we as women DO need to be careful of situations that could harm us. We as single women need to be cautious in ALL circumstances, not only in the motorcycle culture. I still can't believe in this day and age of the "date r a p e drug" that women still are careless enough to leave their drinks unattended while at a bar or club.

Finally, Yes, sometimes things can get pretty wild and possibly dangerous in regards to MC affiliation, but, not ALL share their women. Yes, you'll probably find "Club Mamas" in every MC imaginable... and yes, these women are up for grabs to anyone in the club! However, not ALL clubs subscrbe to the ideology of "what's mine is your's, what's your's is mine." (Yes, I'm thinking of some of the larger known clubs) Someone I know very well is affiliated and none of his brothers would EVER think of touching his old lady... though some of them do have their "go arounds" with the Club Mamas. Seeme, you are right the things you mentioned DO happen. It just doesn't happen in ALL MC's.

I am in no way saying that you were insinuating that it it does happen in all clubs. And, I'm not attacking your post in any way... because quite frankly, I thought your post was a good one. I am just adding my own bit of insite.

I look forward to reading more of your posts!

Take Care,
Miss



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Posted on Mon, May 02, 2005 05:49

i have a good friend that is a long time biker babe!!!!! had her mc license before she had a drivers license--ran a tatoo palor in p'burg--has lots of friends that run the road and associated with one of the bigger clubs

i remember a past post that SLB put on one of the what is a biker posts about how some of the women here may get hurt if not careful--thnx SLB

according to my friend there are 3 terms

biker--those affiliated with a club--and yes they share their women--and as a woman you may find yourself in the am tied upside down on a tree in the middle of nowhere--not knowing how you got there because your drink was drugged and you have been very used and abused without memory of it

rider--a person who lives to ride--needs the air in the face--the feeling of freedom--a biker without the club affliation--mc oil runs thru the veins

wanna be--we all have that one down

sooooooooo it is a matter of who you ask for their defination of who-what and where

  


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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 19:11

Yo, Eye, thats kind of a morbid way of looking at it. LOL, I guess you have a point though!!!



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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 18:19


Hi Mistaken, and Welcome!!!!



Thank You!



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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 16:09


Misstakennomore write:
New here, so I'm sorry if I'm just "jumping in".

For me the definition of a biker is this...

A person that has a passion for bikes that runs through their veins. Someone who couldn't imagine living a life that didn't include bikes and being in the wind. I've also learned through the years that a real biker is ready to lend a hand to a brother/sister in need at the drop of a hat.

Just my lil ole opinion!


Hi Mistaken, and Welcome!!!!

  


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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 16:06


Eye_m_no_angel write:
"being one with the earth as the wind hits my face,"

Or, being one with the wind as your face hits the earth. Let's hope it doesn't happen, but that's another part of being a biker. You're going to wreck eventualy.



Maybe not!

  


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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 12:36

New here, so I'm sorry if I'm just "jumping in".

For me the definition of a biker is this...

A person that has a passion for bikes that runs through their veins. Someone who couldn't imagine living a life that didn't include bikes and being in the wind. I've also learned through the years that a real biker is ready to lend a hand to a brother/sister in need at the drop of a hat.

Just my lil ole opinion!



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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 08:07

"being one with the earth as the wind hits my face,"

Or, being one with the wind as your face hits the earth. Let's hope it doesn't happen, but that's another part of being a biker. You're going to wreck eventualy.



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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 07:55


fantasy2 write:
Couldn
t stay away from this one. I haven
t been riding as long as some, but have been riding longer then others. Owned a Yahmaha before my Harley and rode dirt bikes before that. I
ve been down and out before, lived in a trailer lost my job, rode in the rain, and had less then enough money. But how the F--k does that make you a biker? I
t
s in you, not what other people say. It
s respect for yourself and others. It
s helping others in small ways. Like going on your bike to that fundraiser and giving 20 bucks out of the last 40 you have in your pocket! It
s wanting to be on the road, either by your self or with others. No matter how old you are 21 to 60 if your an a--hole than your an a--hole, and long after you dead and dust people will still be riding. Be safe, peace



Your right, it is something that is in you, not something you try to be, its just part of your spirit. I've only been riding for a yr. now, but I've had the "drive" and love for Harleys for over 20 yrs. All bikes are nice, I just happen to love Harleys. All those years wanting and yearning the lifestyle that comes with owning a two wheel power house. Now the lifestyle can mean different things to different people, and thats ok, I feel its all about respect and giving. And mostly,
"FREEDOM" I've always been a free spirit and that is satisfied with the journeys I take on my Good ol' Fatboy.
Whether it be a short ride or a long haul, which I'm just starting to do, whoo hoo!!! Got the Laughlin Notch on my belt. Ok Boring, but thats a biggie for me. (Blushes)!!!
Brass Tax, I just like the Freedom, fellowship, parties, charities, being one with the earth as the wind hits my face, Thats living!!! Thats being alive! Nuff said, ha,ha!
Love ya!!!

  


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Posted on Sat, Apr 30, 2005 08:12

Couldn
t stay away from this one. I haven
t been riding as long as some, but have been riding longer then others. Owned a Yahmaha before my Harley and rode dirt bikes before that. I
ve been down and out before, lived in a trailer lost my job, rode in the rain, and had less then enough money. But how the F--k does that make you a biker? I
t
s in you, not what other people say. It
s respect for yourself and others. It
s helping others in small ways. Like going on your bike to that fundraiser and giving 20 bucks out of the last 40 you have in your pocket! It
s wanting to be on the road, either by your self or with others. No matter how old you are 21 to 60 if your an a--hole than your an a--hole, and long after you dead and dust people will still be riding. Be safe, peace

  


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Posted on Sat, Apr 30, 2005 07:22

when i hear the rumble of bikes goin down the highway by my house i get sooo excited ,its better than ,,,ummmm,well lets say i get reallllly excited! LOL

  


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Posted on Wed, Apr 20, 2005 19:35

Merle Haggard song "Motorcycle Cowboy" If you ain't heard it, get it. If that don't put a shi teatingrinn on your face from ear to ear everytime you hear it you might not be a Biker.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 18, 2005 17:21


SoftailLeila write:
I have a bike, I love to ride,I genuinely care about the brothers and sisters who ride And who don't, I don't have an attitude but won't put up with one either, I know how to hold a wrench but am smart enough to ask for help when I need it. Does that make me a biker? I don't care. It makes me me.



And nothing better to be Leila



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