Definition of a REAL BIKER Biker wanna be

  • View author's info posted on Nov 18, 2014 20:03


    Quoting psychosaint:

    My god this is a BS topic. First off , If your bike is your only transportation, you might want to get a better job, because I've rode 400 miles in 40* weather and let me tell ya brother it ain't no friggin fun. I've ridden 700 miles to get to work, one way, that don't make me a biker. Patching out doesn't make you a biker, hell I can get patches all day, or can go join a few riding clubs and get their tags, so what ? I own a Harley and a Triumph, and as far as I can tel neither one makes me feel more like a biker than the other, but the Triumph is a lot more fun to ride. I am dissociated misfit that can't hold a real job, so I found one where I don't have to work with people, that doesn't make me a biker.I've got tattoos and piercings and been branded , and that just made me look like a TV biker. Fighting won't do it, and it just makes you look even stupider if you lose. I put 10,000 miles on my bike last year, and I still don't run around saying "Hey , I'm a biker !!!! " And, well, if you feel the need to prove you're a biker, or run around telling every one you're a biker. You probably aren't , if your bike cost more than you're house, you probably aren't a biker. If you have to slip into your leathers every time you ride, you probably aren't a biker. If you pull over because its raining, you probably aren't a biker. If you haven't taken apart your bike yet, you probably aren't a biker. If you have time to write a post this long you probably aren't a biker. And if you had time to read this whole post, you probably aren't one either. As a matter of fact, if you read this post hoping to find justification that you are a biker, you are a hopelessly lost cause.

    Best post here on the "subject" - IMHO

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  • View author's info posted on Jul 04, 2014 09:01


    Who cares I ride as often as possible some times it was my only transportation. I just love the freedom of the open road. JUST RIDE PEOPLE!!!

     

  • View author's info posted on Mar 23, 2014 17:47


    Quoting norcal06:

    live the life i live iam going to die riding in it for life to death do us apart

    hahaha i didnt know you had a chapter that far north. at least i know who i may run into when i ride to oregon or back

  • View author's info posted on Oct 31, 2011 22:38


    Really?!?! Does it really matter? I tell you what,if you wanna be called a biker...fine.If not....fine.But who cares who calls who what.Whatever your reason for riding,just do it because you want to.Do your own thing,ride what brand you like or can afford,wear what is comfortable,talk to people you like,avoid those yo u dont trust and let the chips fall where they may.The best part of riding a motorcycle is...being able to avoid conversations like this.See?...had i been riding right now i would not have gotten sucked into this discussion!LOL
  • View author's info posted on May 01, 2011 19:37


    I used to tell people years ago I was a biker. Now I say I "was" a biker and now I'm a motorcycle enthusiast..
    Funny how the starter of this thread is "not available" anymore LOL
    I used to be of the mentality that you were a sort of biker if you rode constantly but not a real biker unless you rode a chopped hardtail. But I also prayed to the god of Budweiser back then.. Where does it end..
  • View author's info posted on Mar 20, 2011 11:20


    Thanx, I am a newbie and likely will always love being on a bike. Was in a major accident within the first 3 weeks of riding on the back...almost lost my little brother in that one...he was at fault but that doesn't matter. The fact is that although I am a bit nervous about getting back on, i cant imagine not having that feeling of riding as often as possible in the future. Being in Canada our season is shorter but that just means that we take every opportunity to ride that we can.
  • View author's info posted on Sep 05, 2010 14:23


    yall are funny, i ride an old azz sporty bout 35000 miles a yr breaks i fix it if i cant find somebody that can. a biker is someone that just wants to loose his troubles in the sound of the pipes
  • View author's info posted on Nov 10, 2009 07:21


    My god this is a BS topic. First off , If your bike is your only transportation, you might want to get a better job, because I've rode 400 miles in 40* weather and let me tell ya brother it ain't no friggin fun. I've ridden 700 miles to get to work, one way, that don't make me a biker. Patching out doesn't make you a biker, hell I can get patches all day, or can go join a few riding clubs and get their tags, so what ? I own a Harley and a Triumph, and as far as I can tel neither one makes me feel more like a biker than the other, but the Triumph is a lot more fun to ride. I am dissociated misfit that can't hold a real job, so I found one where I don't have to work with people, that doesn't make me a biker.I've got tattoos and piercings and been branded , and that just made me look like a TV biker. Fighting won't do it, and it just makes you look even stupider if you lose. I put 10,000 miles on my bike last year, and I still don't run around saying "Hey , I'm a biker !!!! " And, well, if you feel the need to prove you're a biker, or run around telling every one you're a biker. You probably aren't , if your bike cost more than you're house, you probably aren't a biker. If you have to slip into your leathers every time you ride, you probably aren't a biker. If you pull over because its raining, you probably aren't a biker. If you haven't taken apart your bike yet, you probably aren't a biker. If you have time to write a post this long you probably aren't a biker. And if you had time to read this whole post, you probably aren't one either. As a matter of fact, if you read this post hoping to find justification that you are a biker, you are a hopelessly lost cause.

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  • View author's info Certified Biker posted on Oct 22, 2009 13:54


    I just like to ride...
  • View author's info posted on Oct 04, 2009 16:40


    THERES DEGREES OF BIKERS I PERSONALLY THINK. FROM YOUR PREPPIES THAT OWN A MONEY BIKE THAT BUYS HIS LEATHERS AND PLAYS BIKER TO THE TATTOOED LONG HAIRED THROWING THE WRENCHES TO HIS RIDE AT THE CLUB HOUSE.ITS A STEREO TYPE OF SOCIETY. I PERSONALLY AM ALWAYS IN MY BIKER BOOTS RIDING EVERY MOMENT I CAN BUT THE REAL THING IS FEELING THE FREEDOM,THE WIND,THE SOUND OF YOUR BIKE, THE VIBERATION AND THE SUN ON YOUR FACE. THOSE WHO RIDE KNOW WHERE ON THIS SCALE WE EACH FIT.ITS ALL IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER.
  • View author's info posted on Sep 03, 2009 11:27


    I consider myself a motorcyclist.I've known folks that seem to fit the biker description,most of their bikes were'nt running.Funny thing is,I tend to see most of those folks parked at a bar,instead of riding.

  • View author's info posted on Sep 17, 2008 17:57


    I guess that depends on whether you are a Road warrior or a weekend warrior.
    Anyone can put on the "biker persona",
    I like to think of myself as a proffessional rider with an attitude.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 22, 2008 17:25


    sure are a lot of blogs and forums dedicated to defining what bein a biker is
    hope i don't have to pass a test
  • View author's info posted on Jul 20, 2008 06:02


    I can add that none of the "Real Bikers" I know care if they meet someone else's definition of what one is.
  • View author's info Photo Verified Certified Biker posted on Jul 01, 2008 10:47


    I have owned every kind of peace of junk known to man over the years. I have had some very nice bikes and some that did not even qualify for crap. Not all have been Harley's eather. A true biker is not always someone who only rides a Harley or is covered in tattoo's. The bike itself is personal prefence. My FXDWG is to heavy for my sister so she rides a Honda American Classic. She is more of a biker then most of the so called bikers that I know. A biker is someone who loves to ride more then anything else. In the front or on the back. We all own a car or a truck along with our bikes. My bike has been in the shop for the last 2 months being rebuilt because I got put down. Because I have to drive my car does that now mean that I am not a biker? Screw you too... I got my road rash and my scars. I've been riding over 30 years now and I have not owned a bike every single day of my life. Grow up people and pull your head out of your ass...

    Not everyone knows how to rebuild a engine. {and alot of people dont care to know} Thats why they dont work in a shop somewhere. Not everyone spend months in their back yard building their own bike. Were not all custom builders. We have not all spent years in prison or strung out on drugs!!! That is Not what being a biker is!!!

    I dont like crotch rockets or the punk ass kids that race on the freeway. Thats just my oponion but I have seen some that can really ride... That I respect....

    Wake the f up people... A biker is someone who just loves to ride and enjoy the open road just to be out there. Even if she has never sat up front and held onto the handle bars....
  • View author's info posted on Nov 02, 2007 17:49


    Please....view my profile and contact me.....cause you never know?
  • View author's info posted on Oct 20, 2007 23:08


    Definition of a biker?, i see on this site some peeps say a true biker is not some one on a plastic fantastic(gixxers an so on), but that a real biker only rides a harley...well dont know if i'm a real biker by that definition, cos never even sat on a harley, but i dont really care. i have 2 bikes at mo, and always looking to add to that number, ride 24/7/365, and have had both licenses at some point(not cheap to get in UK), been riding for 30 years(do the maths, started when i was 6)and have owned at some time all of the 4 main jap makes, dont drink, have no tatts, or beer belly, 1 piercing, goatee now and again(depends if can be arsed to do full shave or not lol). have helped a lot of friends get on the road, lot of them females(strange isnt it) and cover on average 25 to 30 thousand miles a year spread over both bikes, 1 for summer 1 for winter)...but at end of day always going for a spin everyday come rain snow shine, gale force winds, cos its the way i end up keeping what sanity i have and a smile to my face...so am i real biker?...you decide but not bothered what the answer will be, because i am me, and this is my life lol.
  • View author's info posted on Oct 20, 2007 20:17


    Yeppers,, You are a biker in my book Leatherlilly. I have a suburban in my driveway that did not move for months. Probably got freakin flat spots on the tires.. Do I care,, ?? Hell no,, I was only good for haulin the canoe anyway.. LOL

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  • View author's info posted on Oct 20, 2007 14:09


    funny I neer thought of myself as a biker...but as per your definition I am a biker....i always say Im a girl that rides a bike....

    But well I didnt move my truck for more than 3 weeks and even then it was only to put air inthe tire...and so that i could put the harley i bought int he back yard...LOL

    Okay yesterday in the monsoon i did my errands in my truck....it killed me to spend 30 in gas....for 30 in a bike i would be able to put about 600-700 miles onit...at minimum...with the trusck about 100maybe 150.

    so am I a biker?? I did just by chaps... i did just look into buying gerbins and bought a pair of under armour pants to keep me from freezing my a$$ off...and i did just get some rain clothing as well...
  • View author's info posted on Oct 20, 2007 02:16


    I think of a biker as a person riding a Cruiser, often seen in black leather with tattoo's all over the place (stereo-type). A person on a 1000cc Gixxer will never qualify as a biker to me. He is a motorcyclist, or just one that enjoys riding a bike.
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