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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 07:40

i've read many posts either ripping someone as a not-biker or describing a basic value system and attributing them as "biker". i've seen posts from; you don't need a bike to be a biker it's a lifestyle to you need to do all your own wrenching and custom build your own bike. what's the life style? getting stoned every morning and drunk every afternoon? charlie daniels attributes that to being a long haired country boy. there seems to be a difference between a biker/bikee/motorcyclist/rub/and whatever i left out. i enjoy reading you people's posts and haven't been told to screw YET so not worried about cast typing me. also what is a 1%er. yeah i've caught on the 1% who give the rest of us a bad name...our evil twins if you will. do they all belong to clubs? are we talking they make illegal funds or that while riding they what? speed? drive like maniacs? pull mothers from their cars and throw them down in front of their kids? the dog? if it's how they earn a living is there a list of "biker" jobs? while i've got your head shaking what a dumba$$ what's up with loud pipes? are they supposed to improve performance? i remember on the test the dmv asked "cutouts (cutting holes in the exhaust) a) makes the bike faster b)are safer c)are cool d) are illegal. made me laugh what answer did they want. wonder about the others. anyway thanks know this was long



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Posted on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 14:20

love that poem



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Posted on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 10:24

Yes being a biker is a social thing very much... Unless you are just the loner type who does not like to be around people and have a good time. Just roll into some place where you see dozens of bikes parked and take a look around. They are not all dope heads and x-cons. We are real people and we come from all walks of life and every corner of the globe. What you will find is people who are quick to say hello and even quicker to laugh. And should you have a problem. You will quickly have everyones attention. Dosent matter if they know you are not. Your there, and thats what matters... Yes, it is very mcuh a social thing. That is why we wave at each other when we pass on the streets. Take the time to say "hey, where you from?" when we meet at the gas pumps... We like people and we like to get out and enjoy life. We take pride in our famly, jobs and communities. And we respect each other for who we are. Not turn our noise up at each other because we think that we are better then everyone else. Is being a biker a social thing? You bet it is.... Thats why we have so much fun.....



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Posted on Sat, Apr 12, 2008 19:00

Some think bikers are mean,
Some dressed in leathers and others in jeans.
You don't like our patches or the clothes that we wear,
You hate our bandannas and you hate our long hair.
You don't like our scooters and our loud noisy pipes,
You think we're not loyal to the Stars and Stripes.
You don't like our patches that are worn on our vests,
You think we're so different from all the rest.
But the truth is, Mister, we're kind of alike,
You drive a car and I ride a bike.
You have no tattoos painted on your arm,
But we fought side by side in Viet Nam.
So the next time your children are running around,
Enjoy their freedom, and the fun that they've found.
Remember us bikers and all that we do,
We feed our lost veterans, we're red white and blue!
We bring toys for tots and toys for a smile,
By riding our bikes for miles and miles.
You see, us bikers have never forgot,
Our homeless veterans and our homeless tots.
We are loyal to our clubs and true to our bro's,
We will always wear black from our heads to our toes.
Society once said that long hair was for fags,
But you'll never see a biker burning a flag.
Now the tattoos and leather you don't understand,
Stands for free independence that us bikers demand.
Our long hair and patches and bikes with loud pipes,
Is a tribute to our freedom, the Stars and the Stripes.
So before you make up your mind on just what I might be,
Take a look in the mirror and what do you see?
The man that you see that is staring right back,
Is not too much different from that biker in black!!
Ride Safe Ride Free!

(courtesy Dave LaBar, former USS Terrell County shipmate)



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Posted on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 16:49

SO TURE ON THAT HARLEYANITA_1 yah..

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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 04:28

bones how can you say why dont we give each other help i personally got your engine for you and put it into the frame i let you stay here with you woman and fed you both and you drank my beer thats whats bikers do they help each other then where was you when i needed a hand with my engine never to be seen again and you wanna call yourself a biker well we dont all read about bikes in books we get out there on our machines and hit the road we live the dream and when you have a few years under that bandana and i dont mean walking then you might get there



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Posted on Thu, Jul 12, 2007 09:35

Riding is the source . . . it can change your life



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Posted on Sun, Dec 10, 2006 14:58

What is a Biker???
My version is simply....Good people from ALL walks of life who LOVE to ride their scooters NOT because they have to but simply because they WANT to...
They are adventurous and like to have fun...They look at life from a different perspective...They believe that life should not only be explored but also enjoyed...
The yuppie puppy latte drinker do not realise that they can not only explore life but also enjoy it...
I have younger and older friends that ride scooter...We all have one thing in common...WE LOVE TO RIDE!!!
I have ridden with outlaws and it was fun for a while but it was the same old shit day and day out...Booze and drugs...Booze and drugs...I liked getting hammered on ocassion but every day??? NOT for me...
Try joing a H.O.G chapter in you area...Meet nice people that LOVE to ride....You do not have to go on group rides but meet like minded people and get to know them and simply ask those you like to meet on a week end and simply gpot for a local ride on the back roads and see what you can see...OR set up a weekend trip where you leave one day and come back the next...You will be amazed at the fun you can have...
I get in off of the road and I call some friends and see who is free to ride and we simply that lets go this way and just see what there is to see and meet new people...

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Posted on Thu, May 18, 2006 23:52

smile2005 write:Thank you for sharing...

My pleasure.

  


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Posted on Thu, May 18, 2006 19:06

I've done some checking on the parent company and their other match sites.
Well over 30 other match sites.. WE may be the largest with paying members, I didnt have time to check them all but here are the likes of em.. Tallfriends, Ebonyfriends, Nudistfriends, Gothicmatch, Interracialmatch, Militaryfriends, Millionairematch, collegeromances, sportsfriends, deafs, greekcupid, positivesingles, singleparentmatch, catholiccupid, muslimtime, muslimfriends,.. ect.... Their adding more also.. Just havent as of yet...

Take your pick, many for all races, religions-faiths, tastes, afflictions, ages, status..

Some may be of help for their members to hear and chat with others of same interest... As BK has been for many here including me!...

I wont go into detail but just to say the last two are full of hate towards my country, my beliefs and my values.. I wont be contributing to their hate of me and my country.. Bk is a cash cow which is supporting all the free members there and Im upset that as a paying member Here I have contributed to it also.. NO MORE for ME... Check em out yourselves, Religious threads especially.. They dont want peace just our destruction!..
Thats all I ask.. For me Its enough to end things here! Was Stabbed in my back for all Ive put in here (2-yrs now)..

No more money from me...
Will be off to (BAO) USA.. (bike american onl*ine)

Peace & Ride Safe...



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Posted on Wed, May 17, 2006 10:17

DirtyBikers4Eva write:
gefallen write:
hdbabygirl73 write:
There are alot of definitions of what a "biker means" some think because they have a motorcycle they are one, some who think they are a patch holder think they are one, I have met a few ppl who get very upset when they are not acknowledged as a" biker" as if it means something,as for the women I have been to a couple of rallys where patch holder women wear " property of" jackets, and to me that is ridiculous! It just basically says " hey I have no self esteem and this man can do or say whatever he wants to me" have some self respect ladies you are a woman of America and no one owns you, and it kills me that you younger women fray around wishing you had one of those jackets! I don't think there is a true meaning of a "biker" I think respecting fellow riders and enjoying what you do, makes the person that you are.


Just a note for ya. The vest and the patch are the "Property Of". When someone wears it, in my circle, it just means they are someone special enough to be entrusted with a piece of "Property" whether it be short term or long term.

Sort of like an engagement ring. (I am speaking figuratively... not literally here). The man gives it to the lady... but it is still HIS property. He owns it. It is not a gift, but a gift in contemplation of a relationship. As such, she wears a piece of "Property" that is not hers... but has meaning to her, and to he who bestowed it upon her.

When outsiders look at her hand... they see something that sends them a message. It is the same when an outsider sees "Property Of" on a lady's back.

Glad you got self esteem hon. Ya definately have the looks. I reckon most of us guys don't want to be with a lady who does not.

Peace:

AJ

Hey AJ, your post took like 4ever to show up otherwise I woulda just let you handle it lol... anyways nice to see ya!


Yeah seems some posts take a while to post...

Hope all is well with you two.

Peace:

AJ



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Posted on Wed, May 17, 2006 08:05

buggerbender write:
I can't say that this answers the question or not. But I wrote this last summer after visiting a brother in the hospital after a particularly bad crash. We almost lost him a couple times during that. But anyway, just some thoughts I jotted down after one particular visit.
********************************
Today I went to visit a friend.

Lying there his body broken, and bruised it made me realize just how frail we humans really are.

Little more than a week ago he was full of life, laughing, happy, and free. This morning I looked upon a man lying in a hospital bed, tubes filled with a variety of fluids to help his body mend, and to ease the pain of the moment. Along with that was a web of wires connecting man to machine in order to watch his body's every quiver, beat, and breath.

The reaper would have to wait this day, his time is not yet come to pass. For this web of life support had done it's job for now.

Little more than a week ago this broken man was riding his Harley as he has done for much of his life. Beginning when youth meant no harm could ever befall you, and life was defined as the wind in your face, the purr of Milwaukee iron underneath, and living to the fullest. But a bicycle, combined with a few handfuls of gravel, and in the blink of an eye, seven hundred pounds of shiny machine were on top of him, crushing this frail man under the force of it's weight.

Lying there in his bed I was able to make him smile with a joke or two. He also told us he had decided after a lifetime of smoking, culminating with a collapsed lung, to quit. But the main topic of conversation was where to ride this summer when the roads were better, and the wounds were heeled. What changes to make to the bike once the insurance check came in. All the while with his faithful wife of over twenty years "insisting," that she was going to be included in the coming summers riding.

I was inspired by his strength, his unwillingness to give ground, or choose another more "safe" path from here.

When I arrived home I rolled my bike from the garage where it has been patiently waiting since the cold, ice, and gravel covered roads came to being as they do in winter. I started it up, and felt the purr of Milwaukee iron between my legs. It felt good.

Today I went to visit a friend, it was a good visit, we're both doing much better now...

Thank you for sharing...

  


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Posted on Tue, May 16, 2006 21:08

DirtyBikers4Eva write:
hdbabygirl73 write:
There are alot of definitions of what a "biker means" some think because they have a motorcycle they are one, some who think they are a patch holder think they are one, I have met a few ppl who get very upset when they are not acknowledged as a" biker" as if it means something,as for the women I have been to a couple of rallys where patch holder women wear " property of" jackets, and to me that is ridiculous! It just basically says " hey I have no self esteem and this man can do or say whatever he wants to me" have some self respect ladies you are a woman of America and no one owns you, and it kills me that you younger women fray around wishing you had one of those jackets! I don't think there is a true meaning of a "biker" I think respecting fellow riders and enjoying what you do, makes the person that you are.

Speaking of younger women...lol That would be you. Actually in most MC clubs if a woman is wearing a "Property of" patch it is a sign of respect for her man and its a sign that her man loves her and is telling all the other bikers that she is not to be disrespected. Another words he is protecting her in that lifestyle.

Its funny to me how different generations view things.. your experience is that it is disrespectful and I view it as an act of protection for her. It means that someone is watching her back and cares for her.

Hmmm........I'm at a loss of words here Becca. I thought this same ol stuff was in the other thread too. Something about being someones ol'lady.

  


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Posted on Tue, May 16, 2006 13:01

ROTFLMAO!!!

  


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Posted on Tue, May 16, 2006 06:28

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Posted on Mon, May 15, 2006 13:01

gefallen write:
hdbabygirl73 write:
There are alot of definitions of what a "biker means" some think because they have a motorcycle they are one, some who think they are a patch holder think they are one, I have met a few ppl who get very upset when they are not acknowledged as a" biker" as if it means something,as for the women I have been to a couple of rallys where patch holder women wear " property of" jackets, and to me that is ridiculous! It just basically says " hey I have no self esteem and this man can do or say whatever he wants to me" have some self respect ladies you are a woman of America and no one owns you, and it kills me that you younger women fray around wishing you had one of those jackets! I don't think there is a true meaning of a "biker" I think respecting fellow riders and enjoying what you do, makes the person that you are.


Just a note for ya. The vest and the patch are the "Property Of". When someone wears it, in my circle, it just means they are someone special enough to be entrusted with a piece of "Property" whether it be short term or long term.

Sort of like an engagement ring. (I am speaking figuratively... not literally here). The man gives it to the lady... but it is still HIS property. He owns it. It is not a gift, but a gift in contemplation of a relationship. As such, she wears a piece of "Property" that is not hers... but has meaning to her, and to he who bestowed it upon her.

When outsiders look at her hand... they see something that sends them a message. It is the same when an outsider sees "Property Of" on a lady's back.

Glad you got self esteem hon. Ya definately have the looks. I reckon most of us guys don't want to be with a lady who does not.

Peace:

AJ

Hey AJ, your post took like 4ever to show up otherwise I woulda just let you handle it lol... anyways nice to see ya!



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Posted on Sun, May 14, 2006 14:17

I can't say that this answers the question or not. But I wrote this last summer after visiting a brother in the hospital after a particularly bad crash. We almost lost him a couple times during that. But anyway, just some thoughts I jotted down after one particular visit.
********************************
Today I went to visit a friend.

Lying there his body broken, and bruised it made me realize just how frail we humans really are.

Little more than a week ago he was full of life, laughing, happy, and free. This morning I looked upon a man lying in a hospital bed, tubes filled with a variety of fluids to help his body mend, and to ease the pain of the moment. Along with that was a web of wires connecting man to machine in order to watch his body's every quiver, beat, and breath.

The reaper would have to wait this day, his time is not yet come to pass. For this web of life support had done it's job for now.

Little more than a week ago this broken man was riding his Harley as he has done for much of his life. Beginning when youth meant no harm could ever befall you, and life was defined as the wind in your face, the purr of Milwaukee iron underneath, and living to the fullest. But a bicycle, combined with a few handfuls of gravel, and in the blink of an eye, seven hundred pounds of shiny machine were on top of him, crushing this frail man under the force of it's weight.

Lying there in his bed I was able to make him smile with a joke or two. He also told us he had decided after a lifetime of smoking, culminating with a collapsed lung, to quit. But the main topic of conversation was where to ride this summer when the roads were better, and the wounds were heeled. What changes to make to the bike once the insurance check came in. All the while with his faithful wife of over twenty years "insisting," that she was going to be included in the coming summers riding.

I was inspired by his strength, his unwillingness to give ground, or choose another more "safe" path from here.

When I arrived home I rolled my bike from the garage where it has been patiently waiting since the cold, ice, and gravel covered roads came to being as they do in winter. I started it up, and felt the purr of Milwaukee iron between my legs. It felt good.

Today I went to visit a friend, it was a good visit, we're both doing much better now...



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Posted on Fri, May 12, 2006 12:40

luvthebadboys write:
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theres harley riders an then theres bikers period thats all there is to that WTF.......... Donny2005

Amen to that!

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Posted on Wed, May 10, 2006 17:55

hdbabygirl73 write:
Yeah uh huh ok..my mom wore a similar jacket and it was not by any means a good experience for her to the point where we had to move across the friggin country, and to let you know a little about myself, I don't write things just to write them I have experienced things first hand, and what i witnessed was not respect.

I was not insinuating that you wrote things that you knew nothing about, everyones experience is different and just as there are good and bad in every walk of life there is good and bad in MC clubs as well. I just choose not to make blanket statements about any group, bikers or any other.

BTW.. I was trying to feed you a lead that you might want to follow, this is a public forum and many many people read it.



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Posted on Wed, May 10, 2006 14:58

theres harley riders an then theres bikers period thats all there is to that WTF.......... Donny2005



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